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

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Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR, c/o Department of Chemistry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
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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; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9100640
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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