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Title: Comprehensive study of polymer fiber surface modifications Part 1 : High-fluence UV-excimer-laser-induced structures
Authors: Yip, J
Chan, K
Sin, KM
Lau, KS
Keywords: Physico-chemical surface treatments
Polyamide
UV excimer laser
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Polymer international, 2004, v. 53, no. 6, p. 627-633 How to cite?
Journal: Polymer International 
Abstract: Recently, there has been great interest in physico-chemical surface treatments for modifying polymer surfaces. Utraviolet (UV)-excimer-laser irradiation of polymers is of particular interest. In this study, polyamide was irradiated by a 193 nm excimer with a fluence above its ablation threshold (high-fluence). Morphological changes of the resulting samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and tapping mode atomic force microscopy (TM-AFM). Chemical modifications by laser treatment were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) and chemical force microscopy (CFM). Topographical results indicated that 'ripple-like' structures of micrometer size were formed after laser irradiation. XPS and Tof-SIMS results showed that bond scission occurred on the polymer surface under the action of high-fluence. Changes in surface chemical properties of the laser-irradiated polyamide were supported by CFM experiments.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30320
ISSN: 0959-8103
DOI: 10.1002/pi.1420
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