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Title: Surface pretreatment of glass fiber-reinforced liquid crystalline polymer composites by excimer laser for adhesive bonding
Authors: Man, HC 
Li, M
Yue, TM 
Keywords: Adhesive bonding
Excimer laser
Glass fiber LCP
Polymer composite
Suface treatment
Issue Date: 1997
Source: Journal of adhesion science and technology, 1997, v. 11, no. 2, p. 183-194 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 
Abstract: This paper reports the results of using a new laser surface pretreatment technique to improve the strength of adhesive joints. A high power KrF excimer laser at 248 nm output was used to surface-treat a glass fiber-reinforced liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) composite. With optimum process parameters, the polymer matrix at the surface was etched away efficiently and the bare fibers anchored on the matrix were left dangling and undamaged. The surface morphology produced by this new technique resulted in high quality adhesive joints. Both lap-joint and butt-joint configurations were investigated. A 350% improvement in the butt-joint strength was achieved by this new pretreatment technique as compared with that of the untreated one.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10008
ISSN: 0169-4243
DOI: 10.1163/156856197X00291
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