Low-temperature plasma modification of polymers — Methods and equipment
Polimery 2011, No 3, 185
This paper constitutes a comprehensive review of the literature on the application of low-temperature plasma for the modification of the surface layers (SL) of polymeric materials (Figs 1—3, Table 1). The main objectives for modification of these materials have been discussed and a short description of the basic methods of modification has been presented. The principles of low-temperature plasma and the way in which it influences selected properties of the surfaces of polymers have also been evaluated. The application of low-temperature plasma generated under atmospheric or reduced pressures in some selected modification methods with special consideration of the corona discharge method in air has been presented (Figs 4—11).