A plasma polymerization investigation and low temperature cascade arc plasma for polymeric surface modification
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The plasma polymerization behavior of fluorocarbon systems was investigated using the monomers C₃F₆, C₂H₂F₄, C₄F₁₀ and C₃F₆O, which were compared to methane and butane, Section III. In Sections V and VII, surface modification treatments were performed on seven polymers using low temperature cascade arc torch (LTCAT) of Ar with or without adding reactive gas of O₂ or H₂O. Static and dynamic surface characterization techniques were used to examine changes in wettability and surface stability and surface degradation. In Section VI, a stainless steel mesh was placed in LTCAT to study its disturbance effects on LTCAT itself and on polymeric surface modification treatments.