Plasma Processes and Polymers

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Online ISSN: 1612-8869

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  • Plasma Conversion
    Editor-in-Chief: Christian Oehr
    Guest Editor: Tomohiro Nozaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

  • Plasma and Agriculture
    Editor-in-Chief: Pietro Favia

  • Plasma Modelling
    Editor-in-Chief: Michael Wertheimer
    Guest Editor: Annemarie Bogaerts (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

  • Plasma Diagnostics
    Editor-in-Chief: Riccardo d’Agostino

  • Plasma and Liquids
    Editor-in-Chief: Riccardo d’Agostino
    Guest Editors: Petr Lukes (Institute of Plasma Physics, Prague, Czech Republic) and Bruce R. Locke (Florida State University, USA)

  • Plasma and Cancer III
    Editor-in-Chief: Pietro Favia
    Guest Editor: Mounir Laroussi (Old Dominion University, USA)


Recently Published Articles

  1. Molecular Surface Analysis and Depth-Profiling of Polyethylene Modified by an Atmospheric Ar-D2O Post-Discharge

    Vanina Cristaudo, Stéphanie Collette, Nunzio Tuccitto, Claude Poleunis, Luigi Cesare Melchiorre, Antonino Licciardello, François Reniers and Arnaud Delcorte

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600061

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    The reactivity of deuterated water vapors with PE films, modified by an atmospheric Ar-D2O post-discharge, is traced both at the polymer surface and along the depth, by using static and dynamic time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. The dependences of the oxidative functionalization on the time of treatment and the gap between sample and plasma source are elucidated in order to tune the chemical and structural modifications of the outermost polymer layers.

  2. Deposition of Copper Oxide Coatings With an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Source: I − Characterization of the Plasma

    Johannes Gruenwald, Katja Fricke, Maik Fröhlich and Martin Polak

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600046

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    Systematic optical emission spectroscopy measurements of a non-thermal atmospheric pressure DC plasma have been performed in order to get insight into the different species in the plasma. The plasma was ignited in pure nitrogen, while copper was introduced via a target electrode. This work is a first step towards a thorough understanding of this special type of copper containing nitrogen plasma at atmospheric pressure for the deposition of copper oxide films.

  3. Liquid Phase Pulsed Discharge as a Chemical-Free Green Method for α-Alumina Synthesis

    Jason Hsiao Chun Yang, Guan-Yu Liao, Hiroshi Fujiyama, Shinn-Dar Wu and Chao-Chen Yang

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600028

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    A simple plasma system consists of aluminum electrodes, flakes, and ultrapure water, which uses no chemical, and generates no waste with high recyclability for the synthesis of aluminum oxide powder. Such green synthesis has a significantly lower environment impact than conventional synthesis processes.

  4. Surface Modification by Low Temperature Plasma: Sterilization of Biodegradable Materials

    Magdalena Stepczyńska

    Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600051

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    Images of PLA samples with the deposited Fusarium culmorum fungus.

  5. Role of Carbon Bridge Length of Organosilicate Precursors on the Atmospheric Plasma Deposition of Transparent Bilayer Protective Coatings on Plastics

    Siming Dong, Jiahao Han, Zhenlin Zhao and Reinhold H. Dauskardt

    Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600024

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    Transparent organosilicate protective bilayer coatings on poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) substrates are deposited using atmospheric plasma deposition in ambient air with different carbon bridge precursors. The bottom adhesive layer was a hybrid organosilicate adhesive layer deposited using different carbon chain length precursors or accompanied with a ring structure 1,5-cyclooctadiene (CYC) precursor. The top layer is a dense silica coating with high elastic modulus and hardness deposited with only carbon bridge precursor. The deposited bilayer structure showed unique properties as ∼100% transparency in the visible light wavelength region, approximately three times the adhesion energy and four times the Young's modulus of commercial polysiloxane sol–gel coatings.