Variability in Plasma Polymerization Processes – An International Round-Robin Study (pages 767–778)
Jason D. Whittle, Robert D. Short, David A. Steele, James W. Bradley, Paul M. Bryant, Faiq Jan, Hynek Biederman, Anton A. Serov, Andrei Choukurov, Andrew L. Hook, Winston A. Ciridon, Giacomo Ceccone, Dirk Hegemann, Enrico Körner and Andrew Michelmore
Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300029
The variability of plasma treatments and processes in laboratory plasma systems is explored through a round-robin study. Substantial differences are observed between reactor systems, both in the degree of plasma treatment, and the functional group retention and deposition rate of plasma polymerized acrylic acid. The results illustrate the importance of characterizing and understanding the effect of plasma properties directly.