Large Area Surface Modification Induced by Parallel Operated MSE Sustained Glow Discharges
A novel approach in the field of non-equilibrium plasma generation is the development of Micro Structured Electrode (MSE) arrays that can be operated at or near atmospheric pressure. The MSE-sustained discharges present a high density of electrons (1015cm-3) and metastable atoms (1013cm-3). The gas temperature immediately above the microstructure exceeds only slightly the room temperature. This study reports on the application of a microplasma array in the surface modification of plastic substrates. Detailed features of surface modification of plastics by means of MSE-sustained discharges are reported for the first time, utilizing both water contact angle and high resolution XPS analysis.
Mukhopadhyay, S. M.,
& Schmidt-Bocking, H.
(2002). Large Area Surface Modification Induced by Parallel Operated MSE Sustained Glow Discharges. Proceedings of HAKONE VIII.