Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) samples were treated by a remote atmospheric pressure microwave plasma torch and analyzed by water contact angle (WCA) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). In the case of pure argon plasma a decrease of WCA is observed meanwhile an increase of hydrophobicity was observed when some oxygen was added to the discharge. The WCA results are correlated to XPS of reference samples and the change of WCA are attributed to changes in roughness of the samples. A simple kinetics scheme for the chemistry on the PTFE surface is proposed to explain the results.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 17 May 2016|
|Event||5th International Workshop & Summer School on Plasma Physics (IWSSPP 2012)|
- Kiten, Bulgaria
Duration: 25 Jun 2012 → 30 Jun 2012
Conference number: 5