Properties of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibers after ion beam treatment



Ultrahigh molecular weight fibers were treated by low energy ion beam in a pulse regime. Results of infrared and WAXD analyses showed the change of both chemical structure and morphology of the fiber surface. Adhesion of the treated fiber surface to conventional binders appeared to be two times higher than that of untreated fiber. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2011