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Artificial Superhydrophobic and Antifungal Surface on Goose Down by Cold Plasma Treatment

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Department of Molecular Engineering, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Wolczanska Str. 213, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
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Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia, Innowacyjna Str. 9/11, 95-050 Konstantynów Łódzki, Poland
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Department of Biology and Parasitology, Medical University of Lodz, Zeligowski Str. 7/9, 90-752 Lodz, Poland
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Coatings 2020, 10(9), 904; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10090904
Received: 14 August 2020 / Revised: 14 September 2020 / Accepted: 17 September 2020 / Published: 20 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water and Oil Repellent Surfaces)
Plasma treatment, especially cold plasma generated under low pressure, is currently the subject of many studies. An important area using this technique is the deposition of thin layers (films) on the surfaces of different types of materials, e.g., textiles, polymers, metals. In this study, the goose down was coated with a thin layer, in a two-step plasma modification process, to create an artificial superhydrophobic surface similar to that observed on lotus leaves. This layer also exhibited antifungal properties. Two types of precursors for plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) were applied: hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) and hexamethyldisilazane (HMDSN). The changes in the contact angle, surface morphology, chemical structure, and composition in terms of the applied precursors and modification conditions were investigated based on goniometry (CA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy in attenuated total reflectance mode (FTIR-ATR), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The microbiological analyses were also performed using various fungal strains. The obtained results showed that the surface of the goose down became superhydrophobic after the plasma process, with contact angles as high as 161° ± 2°, and revealed a very high resistance to fungi. View Full-Text
Keywords: plasma deposition; organosilicon thin layers; morphology analysis; surface molecular structure; goose down; wettability; fungus resistance plasma deposition; organosilicon thin layers; morphology analysis; surface molecular structure; goose down; wettability; fungus resistance
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Kapica, R.; Markiewicz, J.; Tyczkowska-Sieroń, E.; Fronczak, M.; Balcerzak, J.; Sielski, J.; Tyczkowski, J. Artificial Superhydrophobic and Antifungal Surface on Goose Down by Cold Plasma Treatment. Coatings 2020, 10, 904. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10090904

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Kapica R, Markiewicz J, Tyczkowska-Sieroń E, Fronczak M, Balcerzak J, Sielski J, Tyczkowski J. Artificial Superhydrophobic and Antifungal Surface on Goose Down by Cold Plasma Treatment. Coatings. 2020; 10(9):904. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10090904

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Kapica, Ryszard, Justyna Markiewicz, Ewa Tyczkowska-Sieroń, Maciej Fronczak, Jacek Balcerzak, Jan Sielski, and Jacek Tyczkowski. 2020. "Artificial Superhydrophobic and Antifungal Surface on Goose Down by Cold Plasma Treatment" Coatings 10, no. 9: 904. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10090904

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