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Tunable surface wettability of copolymers combined substrate by pulsed plasma

Subjects: Biomaterials View times: 208
Submitted by: Muzammil Iqbal

Abstract

Octafluorocyclobutane and acrylic acid (C4F8-co-AA) are plasma copolymerized onto low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and glass slides under various pulsation periods of radio frequency pulsed plasma. The surface wettability of plasma polymer coating is traditionally considered as a substrate independent property. The combined effect of ultrathin C4F8-co-AA coatings and LDPE substrate on surface wettability presented. The high concentration of the carboxylic acid functional groups gives rise to hydrophilicity via lowering duty cycle and substrate impact give rise to hydrophobicity for ultrathin coatings. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and coating thickness measurements confirmed that the sudden increase in water contact angle for the lower duty cycle is influenced by the hydrophobic substrate for ultrathin polymer coatings. It is highlighted that the precise control over the surface wettability is attained by tuning the plasma parameters. The substrate-dependent wettability for flat substrate persisted for longer than 8 weeks, which demonstrates wetting stability for ultrathin coatings.
Further details can be found in the article by I. Muzammil et al.  from Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials

 

Octafluorocyclobutane and acrylic acid (C4F8-co-AA) are plasma copolymerized onto low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and glass slides under various pulsation periods of radio frequency pulsed plasma. The surface wettability of plasma polymer coating is traditionally considered as a substrate independent property. The combined effect of ultrathin C4F8-co-AA coatings and LDPE substrate on surface wettability presented. The high concentration of the carboxylic acid functional groups gives rise to hydrophilicity via lowering duty cycle and substrate impact give rise to hydrophobicity for ultrathin coatings. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and coating thickness measurements confirmed that the sudden increase in water contact angle for the lower duty cycle is influenced by the hydrophobic substrate for ultrathin polymer coatings. It is highlighted that the precise control over the surface wettability is attained by tuning the plasma parameters. The substrate-dependent wettability for flat substrate persisted for longer than 8 weeks, which demonstrates wetting stability for ultrathin coatings. [1]
Further details can be found in the article by I. Muzammil et al.  from Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials

References

  1. I. Muzammil; Y. P. Li; X. Y. Li; D. K. Dinh; M. Imran; H. Sattar; M. K. Lei; Tunable surface chemistry and wettability of octafluorocyclobutane and acrylic acid copolymer combined LDPE substrate by pulsed plasma polymerization. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research 2019, 20, 20, 10.1007/s11998-019-00244-z.

Keywords

Tunable Surface Chemistry Tunable Surface Wettability Octafluorocyclobutane Acrylic Acid LDPE Pulsed Plasma Plasma Polymerization Muzammil Plasma Iqbal Plasma Plasma Engineering Surface Engineering Korea China Materials Modification Surface Science Superh