Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1989 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 38, Issue 5, pages 887–898, 5 September 1989
How to Cite
Epaillard, F., Brosse, J. C. and Legeay, G. (1989), Plasma-induced polymerization. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 38: 887–898. doi: 10.1002/app.1989.070380510
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 AUG 1988
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 1988
Low vapor tension polymerized acrylates as thin films when they are subjected to a cold plasma. The plasma-induced polymerization is described in terms of direct or indirect energy transfer from the plasma to the monomer. The indirect transfer is related to the absorption of UV-visible radiations by the monomer. The radiations are emitted from excited species of the plasma. Direct transfers correspond to the reactive species collision (radicals, ions metastable species) with a molecule of monomer. The polymerization is a result of these two kinds of transfers. Direct transfers lead to competitive reactions (addition, terminations and degradation, etc.) and acrylate polymerization is mostly induced by the UV-visible radiations.