Plasma Process. Polym. 7/2008
Nicolas Vandencasteele, Bernard Nisol, Pascal Viville, Roberto Lazzaroni, David G. Castner and François Reniers
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200890010
Front Cover: Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) submitted to a post-discharge low-pressure oxygen RF plasma treatment exhibits, at high DC bias, superhydrophobic behavior. An alveolar surface structure resulting from chemical etching of PTFE by oxygen radicals is revealed by AFM. XPS shows that such surfaces are resistant to the adsorption of proteins such as BSA. Further details can be found in the article by N. Vandencasteele, B. Nisol, P. Viville, R. Lazzaroni, D. G. Castner, and F. Reniers* on page 661.