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Atmospheric pressure plasma activation of PP films with a localized μplasma

Rim Bitar (UGent) , Pieter Cools (UGent) , Nathalie De Geyter (UGent) and Rino Morent (UGent)
(2016) SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY . 307. p.1074-1083
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Polypropylene (PP) films are locally plasma treatedwith a single line pattern using a μplasma needle set-up with micro scale accuracy and resolution. The two main plasma treatment conditions, number of treatment repeats and applied power, have been varied and their influence on the surface characteristics has been investigated. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) mapping measurements have been carried out to show the distribution of oxygen functional groups across sections of the plasma treated line patterns. These measurements have been correlated with water contact angle (WCA) results and showed that the created polar oxygenated functionalities are responsible for a sharp local increase in wettability. Increasing power and treatment repeats resulted in an improvement inwetting behavior of PP films and led towider tracks with higher percentages of incorporated oxygen across the treatment patterns. AFM analysis of a treated straight line also showed that the center of the track line has a higher roughness than the border parts. Increasing power and number of treatment repeats results in a progressive increase of surface roughness and the generation of a granular topography. It has been shown that increasing the power has a more pronounced effect on the PP morphology than the variation of treatment time.
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Microplasma needle set-up, Atmospheric pressure, Polypropylene, Surface modification, XPS mapping

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Bitar, Rim, Pieter Cools, Nathalie De Geyter, and Rino Morent. 2016. “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Activation of PP Films with a Localized Μplasma.” Surface & Coatings Technology 307: 1074–1083.
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Bitar, R., Cools, P., De Geyter, N., & Morent, R. (2016). Atmospheric pressure plasma activation of PP films with a localized μplasma. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY , 307, 1074–1083. Presented at the 10th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE) .
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Bitar R, Cools P, De Geyter N, Morent R. Atmospheric pressure plasma activation of PP films with a localized μplasma. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY . Elsevier BV; 2016;307:1074–83.
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Bitar, Rim et al. “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Activation of PP Films with a Localized Μplasma.” SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY 307 (2016): 1074–1083. Print.
@article{8504092,
  abstract     = {Polypropylene (PP) films are locally plasma treatedwith a single line pattern using a μplasma needle set-up with
micro scale accuracy and resolution. The two main plasma treatment conditions, number of treatment repeats
and applied power, have been varied and their influence on the surface characteristics has been investigated.
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) mapping measurements have been carried out to show the distribution
of oxygen functional groups across sections of the plasma treated line patterns. These measurements have been
correlated with water contact angle (WCA) results and showed that the created polar oxygenated functionalities
are responsible for a sharp local increase in wettability. Increasing power and treatment repeats resulted in an
improvement inwetting behavior of PP films and led towider tracks with higher percentages of incorporated oxygen
across the treatment patterns. AFM analysis of a treated straight line also showed that the center of the track
line has a higher roughness than the border parts. Increasing power and number of treatment repeats results in a
progressive increase of surface roughness and the generation of a granular topography. It has been shown that
increasing the power has a more pronounced effect on the PP morphology than the variation of treatment time.},
  author       = {Bitar, Rim and Cools, Pieter and De Geyter, Nathalie and Morent, Rino},
  issn         = {0257-8972},
  journal      = {SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY },
  keywords     = {Microplasma needle set-up,Atmospheric pressure,Polypropylene,Surface modification,XPS mapping},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Jeju, SOUTH KOREA },
  pages        = {1074--1083},
  publisher    = {Elsevier BV},
  title        = {Atmospheric pressure plasma activation of PP films with a localized μplasma},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.06.073},
  volume       = {307},
  year         = {2016},
}

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