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Plasma Nano-Texturing of Polymers for Wettability Control: Why, What and How

Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR, c/o Department of Chemistry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, 70125 Bari, Italy
Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
Department of Bioscienses, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Coatings 2019, 9(10), 640;
Received: 4 September 2019 / Revised: 29 September 2019 / Accepted: 30 September 2019 / Published: 3 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anti-Adhesive Surfaces)
Nano-texturing of polymers offers the possibility to drive important surface properties such as wettability and anti-reflectivity. Interestingly, plasma can lead to the desired characteristic of nanofeatures through a one step process based onto dry plasma etching. In this work, the literature concerning such plasma nano-texturing will be reviewed for different polymers, and in particular, for applications based upon wettability control. Then the mechanism of such processes will be commented upon, with a glance to the different characteristics of the polymers. Finally, some hints onto a feasible approach to plasma nano-texturing of the different polymers will be given.
Keywords: plasma processing; nano-texturing; mechanism plasma processing; nano-texturing; mechanism
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Palumbo, F.; Lo Porto, C.; Favia, P. Plasma Nano-Texturing of Polymers for Wettability Control: Why, What and How. Coatings 2019, 9, 640.

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