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dc.title On the Hydrophilicity and Water Resistance Effect of Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymer Treated by CF4 and O2 Plasmas en
dc.contributor.author López García, Jorge Andrés
dc.contributor.author Primc, Gregor
dc.contributor.author Junkar, Ita
dc.contributor.author Lehocký, Marián
dc.contributor.author Mozetič, Miran
dc.relation.ispartof Plasma Processes and Polymers
dc.identifier.issn 1612-8850 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 12
utb.relation.issue 10
dc.citation.spage 1075
dc.citation.epage 1084
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ppap.201400216
dc.relation.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppap.201400216/abstract
dc.subject fluorination en
dc.subject hydrophilicity en
dc.subject plasma treatments en
dc.subject styrene-acrylonitrile copolymers en
dc.subject surface modifications en
dc.description.abstract A commercial formulation of styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN) sheets were surface-modified by using non-thermal radiofrequency and microwave plasma treatments. In order to evaluate the possible improvement of SAN surface properties, the modification was performed using oxygen and tetraflouromethane (CF4) discharges under different treatment durations and output powers. The untreated and treated samples were chemically and morphologically characterised by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and surface charge was evaluated by zeta potential (ζ) measurements. In addition, water contact angle measurements were employed for evaluating the extent of hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity on the treated specimens. The overall outcome indicated drastic chemical and physical surface changes, which vary according to the carrier gas. Surface became noticeably hydrophilic after few seconds of oxygen plasma treatments, whilst the surface became hydrophobic after the CF4 treatments. The present approach might serve as a feasible and promising method to alter the surface properties of styrene-acrylonitrile copolymers. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. en
utb.faculty University Institute
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1005738
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28610/15:43873176!RIV16-MSM-28610___
utb.identifier.obdid 43873607
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84945465177
utb.identifier.wok 000363731700005
utb.source j-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-03T09:30:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-03T09:30:51Z
dc.description.sponsorship Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations; European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); national budget of Czech Republic, within the framework of project Centre of Polymer Systems [CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0111]; Advanced Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Polymer Systems [CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0104]; Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) [P2-0082]
utb.ou Centre of Polymer Systems
utb.contributor.internalauthor López García, Jorge Andrés
utb.contributor.internalauthor Lehocký, Marián
utb.fulltext.affiliation Jorge Lopez-García *, Gregor Primc, Ita Junkar, Marian Lehocký, Miran Mozetič Jorge Lopez-García, Marian Lehocký Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlín Nad Ovčírnou 3685, Zlín 760 01, Czech Republic Fax: þ420 5766031444; E-mail: vextropk@gmail.com G. Primc, I. Junkar, M. Mozetic Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
utb.fulltext.dates Received: November 10, 2014 Revised: February 24, 2015 Accepted: February 24, 2015
utb.fulltext.faculty University Institute
utb.fulltext.faculty University Institute
utb.fulltext.ou Centre of Polymer Systems
utb.fulltext.ou Centre of Polymer Systems
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