Oxygen and nitrogen plasma hydrophilization and hydrophobic recovery of polymers
School of Chemical Technology | A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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Biomicrofluidics, Volume 6, Issue 1
AbstractPlasma hydrophilization and subsequent hydrophobic recovery are studied for ten different polymers of microfabrication interest: polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), polymethylmethacrylate, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, epoxy polymer SU-8, hybrid polymer ORMOCOMP, polycaprolactone, and polycaprolactone/D,L-lactide (P(CL/DLLA)). All polymers are treated identically with oxygen and nitrogen plasmas, in order to make comparisons between polymers as easy as possible. The primary measured parameter is the contact angle, which was measured on all polymers for more than 100 days in order to determine the kinetics of the hydrophobic recovery for both dry stored and rewashed samples. Clear differences and trends are observed both between different polymers and between different plasma parameters.
wetting, contact angle, goniometry, hydrophilic, hydrophobic, surface treatment, polymers
Jokinen, Ville & Suvanto, Pia & Franssila, Sami. 2012. Oxygen and nitrogen plasma hydrophilization and hydrophobic recovery of polymers. Biomicrofluidics. Volume 6, Issue 1. ISSN 1932-1058 (printed). DOI: 10.1063/1.3673251.