Plasma Processes and Polymers

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July 22, 2010

Volume 7, Issue 7

Pages 531–625

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    1. Plasma Process. Polym. 7/2010

      Dadong Shao, Zhongqing Jiang and Xiangke Wang

      Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201090013

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      Cover: Sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate (SDBS) has been grafted on XC-72 carbon by using N2 plasma technique. XC-SDBS has very good dispersion property in aqueous solution, and has higher adsorption ability in removal of Pb(II) than XC-72 carbon. Further details can be found in the article by D. Shao, Z. Jiang, X. Wang*on page 552.

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    1. Plasma Process. Polym. 7/2010 (pages 531–534)

      Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201090014

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    1. Ar/HMDSO/O2 Fed Atmospheric Pressure DBDs: Thin Film Deposition and GC-MS Investigation of By-Products (pages 535–543)

      Fiorenza Fanelli, Sara Lovascio, Riccardo d'Agostino, Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari and Francesco Fracassi

      Version of Record online: 4 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900159

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      The PECVD of organosilicon coatings in Ar/HMDSO/O2 fed atmospheric pressure DBDs is presented through a comparison between the GC-MS investigation of the exhaust gas and the FT-IR analyses of the deposits. Oxygen addition is responsible for a reduction of the organic character of the coatings and for a steep decrease, below the quantification limit, of all by-products except silanols.

    2. Super-Hydrophobic Coatings Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering of PTFE (pages 544–551)

      Martin Drábik, Oleksandr Polonskyi, Ondřej Kylián, Juraj Čechvala, Anna Artemenko, Ivan Gordeev, Andrei Choukourov, Danka Slavínská, Iva Matolínová and Hynek Biederman

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900164

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      Fluorocarbon plasma polymer coatings having a super-hydrophobic character are prepared by means of magnetron sputtering of polytetrafluoroethylene target in an argon atmosphere. It is demonstrated that Ar pressure and substrate target distance are the key parameters determining wettability of the coatings, since they influence significantly morphology and chemical composition of the deposited films.

    3. SDBS Modified XC-72 Carbon for the Removal of Pb(II) from Aqueous Solutions (pages 552–560)

      Dadong Shao, Zhongqing Jiang and Xiangke Wang

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201000005

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      SDBS molecules are grafted on XC-72 carbon using N2 plasma surface activation. All the results indicate that SDBS molecules are grafted on the surfaces of XC-72 carbon, which results in a higher adsorption capacity for XC-SDBS than XC-72 carbon in the removal of Pb(II) ions. This suggests that XC-SDBS could be a suitable material for the removal of heavy metal ions in environmental pollution cleaning.

    4. Single-Chamber Deposition of Multilayer Barriers by Plasma Enhanced and Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Organosilicones (pages 561–570)

      Anna Maria Coclite, Gozde Ozaydin-Ince, Fabio Palumbo, Antonella Milella and Karen K. Gleason

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900139

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      Multilayered coatings were deposited coupling initiated chemical vapor deposition and plasma deposition in a single-chamber vacuum-based process. Such multilayers were investigated with XPS depth profiling, FEG-SEM imaging and ellipsometry. A 100-fold improvement in the barrier properties was found when depositing three C-rich/C-depleted dyads compared to a single layer. This result is ascribed to an effective defect decoupling and to the smoothing properties of the layer deposited by iCVD.

    5. Nanopatterning of Plasma Polymer Thin Films by ArF Photolithography: Impact of Polymer Structure on Patterning Properties (pages 571–581)

      Ali Dirani, Fernand Wieder, Vincent Roucoules, Aissam Airoudj and Olivier Soppera

      Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900162

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      A new method based on maleic anhydride plasma polymeryzation and ArF photolithography for the fabrication of chemical and topographical functional materials on the micrometer and on the nanometer scale is described. By studying the relation between the polymer structure and photosensitiviy it was possible to open new opportunities for topography and chemistry control at the nanoscale.

    6. Acid/Base Gas/Liquid Adsorption Properties of Carbon Black Modified in NH3/O2 RF Glow Discharges (pages 582–587)

      Nicoletta De Vietro, Pietro Favia, Francesco Fracassi and Riccardo d'Agostino

      Version of Record online: 4 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900149

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      Carbon black granules were treated in a rotating RF plasma reactor fed with NH3/O2 mixtures to improve their surface adsorption properties for acid/basic compounds in liquid and in gas/vapour phase. Acid/base surface properties were measured with Bohem titration and gas/vapour adsorption testes. All samples were chemically and morphologically characterized by XPS and BET analyses.

    7. Functionalization of Nonwoven Pet Fabrics by Water/O2 Plasma for Biomolecule Mediated Cell Cultivation (pages 588–600)

      Hilal Turkoglu Sasmazel, Sorin Manolache and Menemşe Gümüşderelioğlu

      Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900096

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      The main target of this study was to obtain COOH functionalities on the surface of 3D, nonwoven polyethylene terephthalate fabrics (NWPFs) by using low pressure water/O2 plasma assisted treatment. The plasma treatments were performed in a cylindrical, capacitively coupled RF-plasma-reactor and then following steps were performed: in situ (oxalyl chloride vapors) gas/solid reaction to convert –OH functionalities into –COCl groups; and hydrolysis under open laboratory conditions using air moisture for final–COOH functionalities. COOH and OH functionalities on the surfaces were detected quantitatively by fluorescent labeling techniques.

    8. Thiol versus Selenol SAMs as Nucleation Enhancers and Adhesion Promoters for Plasma Polymerized Pyrrole on Copper Substrates (pages 601–609)

      José Luis Yagüe, Núria Agulló, Gregory Fonder, Joseph Delhalle, Zineb Mekhalif and Salvador Borrós

      Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900178

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      Selenol SAMs with a pyrrole terminated group on copper are used to enhance the pyrrole plasma polymerization. AFM microscopy demonstrates that PPy nuclei deposit and grow preferably on the SAM-modified surface. Moreover, these PPy films show very good adhesion with the copper substrate, which makes them good candidates for new electronic components.

    9. Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization of Acrylic Acid onto Poly(propylene) Monofilament: Characterization (pages 610–618)

      Shalini Saxena, Alok R. Ray, Jonas Mindemart, Jöns Hilborn and Bhuvanesh Gupta

      Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900165

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      The physico-chemical nature of the acrylic acid grafted PP filaments is significantly influenced by the extent of grafting. The filament acquires hydrophilicity due to the presence of polar carboxylic groups, while there negligible changes in the crystalline regions in PP during the grafting process. There are also large domains appearing on the surface, which seems to be the outcome of the incompatibility of PAA grafts with the PP matrix.

    10. Formation and Distribution of Silver Nanoparticles in a Functional Plasma Polymer Matrix and Related Ag+ Release Properties (pages 619–625)

      Enrico Körner, Myriam H. Aguirre, Giuseppino Fortunato, Axel Ritter, Jürgen Rühe and Dirk Hegemann

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900163

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      Ag functional nanocomposite coatings were deposited using a one-step RF plasma process. The effect of varying the power input, reactive gas to monomer ratio and film thickness on the Ag content and the distribution of Ag in coatings were thoroughly investigated. The produced Ag nanocomposites are promising materials to act as efficient reservoirs for Ag with antibacterial activity.

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