Durability studies of modifications effects of polyhydroxybutyrate surface layers
Polimery 2018, No 4, 275
The results of an investigation on the stability of low-temperature plasma and corona discharge modification effects on polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) surface layers (SL) are presented. The changes in geometrical structure and chemical composition were examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), respectively. The measurements were carried out immediately after the modification process, as well as 3, 6, and 9 weeks later.