Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 4, Number 1, October 1998
|Page(s)||65 - 71|
|Published online||15 October 1998|
Plasma-modification of polymers: process control in PE-CVD of gas-barrier films and plasma-processes for immobilizing anti-thrombotic molecules*
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Bari
Centro di Studio per la Chimica dei Plasmi, CNR
via Orabona 4,
70126 Bari, Italy
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 22 April 1998
Accepted: 29 April 1998
Published online: 15 October 1998
This contribution is aimed to show the Mayn results recently obtained by our group in the framework of the COST Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering (PISE) ACTION 515. Two plasma-modification processes are briefly described, namely: the deposition of thin SiOxCyHz gas-barrier coatings on polyethylenetherephtalate and the modification of polyethylene aimed to the surface-immobilization of anti-thrombotic molecules. Particular attention is devoted to describe how the two processes can be controlled by means of plasma- and surface-diagnostic techniques.
PACS: 81.15.Gh – Chemical vapor deposition (including plasma-enhanced CVD, MOCVD, etc.) / 82.40.Ra – Plasma reactions (including flowing afterglow and electric discharges)
© EDP Sciences, 1998
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