• Argon ion beam interaction on polyethylene terephthalate surface by a 4 kJ plasma focus device

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      Polyethylene terephthalate surface treatment; Amirkabir plasma focus; plasma focus device; water contact angle measurement.

    • Abstract


      Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has a wide variety of applications ranging from making regular bottles to biosensors. However, for many of these applications, surface treatment is needed to improve its surface characteristics such as adhesion to other materials. In this study, we focussed on treating PET foils by dense Ar pulsed plasma produced by a 4.5 kJ Mather-type plasmafocus device (20 kV, 40 $\mu$f, 115 nH) to examine its ability to make the PET surface hydrophilic. The most common method to examine this characteristic is measuring the water contact angle on a polymer surface. The results show that while the energy and density of plasma in our device are higher compared to other devices, as the exposure time is very low, the device can enhance thewettability of PET film surfaces.

    • Author Affiliations


      Habibi Morteza1 Alavi M H S1

      1. Energy Engineering and Physics Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran 158754413, Iran
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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