Surface modification of polymeric materials by plasma immersion ion implantation

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Author(s)

  • Ricky K.Y. Fu
  • I. T L Cheung
  • Y. F. Mei
  • G. G. Siu
  • W. M. Yang
  • Y. X. Leng
  • Y. X. Huang
  • X. B. Tian
  • S. Q. Yang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-421
Journal / PublicationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume237
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Conference

Title15th International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology (IIT 2004)
LocationThe Grand Hotel
PlaceTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period25 - 29 October 2004

Abstract

Polymer surfaces typically have low surface tension and high chemical inertness and so they usually have poor wetting and adhesion properties. The surface properties can be altered by modifying the molecular structure using plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII). In this work, Nylon-6 was treated using oxygen/nitrogen PIII. The observed improvement in the wettability is due to the oxygenated and nitrogen (amine) functional groups created on the polymer surface by the plasma treatment. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) results show that nitrogen and oxygen plasma implantation result in C-C bond breaking to form the imine and amine groups as well as alcohol and/or carbonyl groups on the surface. The water contact angle results reveal that the surface wetting properties depend on the functional groups, which can be adjusted by the ratio of oxygen-nitrogen mixtures. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Functional groups, Ion implantation, Nylon-6, Wettability, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Citation Format(s)

Surface modification of polymeric materials by plasma immersion ion implantation. / Fu, Ricky K.Y.; Cheung, I. T L; Mei, Y. F.; Shek, C. H.; Siu, G. G.; Chu, Paul K.; Yang, W. M.; Leng, Y. X.; Huang, Y. X.; Tian, X. B.; Yang, S. Q.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 237, No. 1-2, 08.2005, p. 417-421.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review