Free radicals of fibers treated with low temerature plasma


  • Jie Rong Chen

    1. Department of Textile Chemistry, Northwest Institute of Textile Science and Technology, Jin hua Rd. Xi'an City, People's Republic of China
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Cotton, linen, polynosic rayon, standard rayon, nylon 6, and poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fibers were treated with low temperature plasmas of O2, N2, Ar, CF4, and CO. The relative free-radical intensities obtained by ESR spectra increased in the following order: linen > cotton > polynosic rayon > standard rayon > nylon 6 ≈ PET and CF4 > CO > Ar > N2 > O2.