Special Issue "Plasma Processing in Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: 2D and 3D surface modification on soft and hard substrates
Plasma-based technology becomes strongly competitive in polymers, in terms of its flexibility and friendly uses, economy, and safety, which is widely applied in nanotechnology, nanoelectronics and materials processing due to its advantages of highly-controllable surface interaction without affecting the properties of the bulk materials.
Thus, plasmas can be applied for the activation/functionalization of a polymeric surface, etching or nanotexturing of a material or deposition of plasma polymerized coatings under low pressure or even atmospheric pressure condition. Low-pressure plasma technology under vacuum condition has been used for the surface modification of polymeric materials as it has a highly-attractive dry process that is easy to implement, cost effective and environmentally-friendly in low temperature. High pressure, or atmospheric plasma technology has also gained attention as a material processing with no expensive vacuum equipment, rather applied with in-air process like continuous roll-to-roll processing at an industrial scale.
This Special Issue covers plasma-based processing and functionalization in terms of surface modification in terms of chemical, physical and optical properties and its applications of polymer materials in various fields, such as nanotechnology, energy, environment, and biomedical industries. Furthermore, the latest feature articles and review papers with regard to plasma progresses and applications of polymeric materials are particularly welcomed.Dr. Myoung Woon Moon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plasma processes
- Plasma-based surface functionalization
- Plasma-based nanostructuring
- Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition
- Atmospheric pressure plasma
- Special wettability for oils or water
- Plasma-treated interfacial adhesion
- Biomedical applications of polymers
- Energy and environmental applications of polymers