Vacuum ultraviolet modification of polymers

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dc.contributor.advisor Names Illegible Tracy, Daniel P. 2009-12-10T21:08:40Z 2009-12-10T21:08:40Z 1989-08
dc.description.abstract Helium and argon arc plasmas rotating in a magnetic field were used as a source of vacuum-ultraviolet radiation (VUV) for modifying polymer surfaces. Surface modification was examined for treated samples of poly (tetraf luoroethylene) (PTFE), fluorinated ethylenepropylene copolymer (FEP), polyimide (PI) and poly ether ether ketone (PEEK) . Weight loss and contact angle experiments were carried out for polymers exposed to arcs of various parameters and exposure times. Additional experiments were carried out using various UV filters positioned against the exposed polymer surface to determine the photon energies necessary to induce polymer modification. en_US
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dc.subject Polymers en_US
dc.subject Ultraviolet radiation en_US
dc.subject Ionized gases en_US
dc.subject.lcc QD381.9.R3 T724 1989
dc.subject.lcsh Polymers--Effect of radiation on en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Polymers--Surfaces en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ultraviolet radiation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plasma (Ionized gases) en_US
dc.title Vacuum ultraviolet modification of polymers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US College of Science en_US
dc.description.department Department of Chemistry en_US Rochester Institute of Technology en_US

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