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Plasma Processes and Polymers
edited by
R. d'Agostino
P. Favia
C. Oehr
and M. R. Wertheimer

Plasma Processes and Polymers compiles essential contributions to the most innovative fields of Plasma Processes and Polymers.

High-quality contributions cover the fields of plasma deposition, plasma treatment of polymers and other organic compounds, plasma processes under partial vacuum and at atmospheric pressure, biomedical, textile, automotive, and optical applications as well as surface treatment of bulk materials, clusters, particles and powders.

Plasma Processes and Polymers is based on the best contributions presented at the 16th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry in Taormina, Italy (ISPC-16, June 2003).

Plasma Processes and Polymers is a high class reference of relevance to a large audience in plasma community as well as in the area of its industrial applications.


  1. Plasma Deposition of Thin Films
    1. Polymer Surface Modification with Monofunctional Groups of Different Type and Density
    2. RF-Plasma Deposition of SiOx and a-C:H as Barrier Coatings on Polymers
    3. Upscaling of Plasma Processes for Carboxyl Functionalization
    4. Deposition of Fluorocarbon Films on Al and SiO2 Surfaces in High-Density Fluorocarbon Plasmas: Selectivity and Surface Wettability
    5. Hot-wire Plasma Deposition of Doped DLC Films on Fluorocarbon Polymers for Biomedical Applications
    6. Properties of Silicon Nitride by Room-Temperature Inductively Coupled Plasma Deposition
    7. Structural Analysis of Diamond-like Carbon Films Deposited by RF (13.56 MHz) in a Methane Gas Plasma Atmosphere
    8. Rate constant of HMDSO + O reaction in plasma afterglow
    9. Plasma-Enhanced Thin-Film Deposition On Polycarbonates
    10. Molecular Tailoring Coating on TiO2 Nanoparticle Surface by Plasma Polymerization

  2. Plasma-Grafting of Functional Groups
    1. Introduction of Acidic Functional Groups onto the Surface of Activated Carbons by Atmospheric-Pressure Nonthermal Plasma
    2. Treatment of Flexible Polyethylene with Low-pressure Plasma to Improve its Painting Properties
    3. Surface Modification of PVDF by Microwave Plasma Treatment for Electroless Metallization
    4. Different Performance of Ar, O2 and CO2 RF Plasmas in the Adhesion of Thermoplastic Rubber to Polyurethane Adhesive
    5. Low-temperature Plasma Treatment of Dry Empress-Tree Seeds
    6. Ion-induced Chemical and Structural Modification of Polymer Surfaces
    7. Plasma-Enhanced Fluorination of Nitrile Butadiene Elastomer: an XPS study
    8. Plasma-Surface Modification of Styrene-Butadiene Elastomers for Improved Adhesion
    9. PET Surface after Plasma or Laser Treatment: Study of the Chemical Modifications and Adhesive Properties
    10. Plasma Pretreatments and Treatments on Polytetrafluoroethylene for Reducing the Hydrophobic Recovery
    11. Oxygen-plasma Modification of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) containing Copolymers for Micro- and Nanofabrication

  3. Plasma and Life Science
    1. Radicals of Plasma Needle Detected with Fluorescent Probe
    2. RF-Plasma Treatment on the Inside of Small Functional Devices for Biomedical Application
    3. Plasma Sterilisation: Mechanisms Overview and Influence of Discharge Parameters
    4. Improvement of Low-pressure Microwave Plasma-assisted Amino Functionalization of Polymers
    5. PE-CVD Modification of Medical-grade PVC to Inhibit Bacterial Adhesion: PEO-like and Nanocomposite Ag/PEO-like Coatings
    6. Plasma-aided Micropatterning of Polystyrene Substrates for Driving Cell Adhesion and Spreading
    7. Plasma-deposited Acrylic Acid Coatings on Flat and Nanostructured Substrates for Cell-Culture Experiments
    8. The Model for Origin of Life Precursors Based on Exhaust Utilisation in the Electric Discharge

  4. Chemical Synthesis, Powders and Non-Equilibrium Effects
    1. Gliding-Discharge CF2Cl2 and CHF2Cl Decomposition in Reducing Conditions
    2. The Oxidation of Streams for Diesel Fuels Formulations by Means of High-voltage Oxygen Plasmas
    3. Acetylene and Ethylene Carbon Blacks Production in Plasma Process
    4. DCM Production in a Dusty-Plasma Trap
    5. Dust Particles in the dc Glow-Discharge Plasma: Self-organization and Peculiarities of Behavior
    6. Controlled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes Using Pulsed Glow-Barrier Discharge
    7. Investigation of Excited Species in a Carbon Ablation Plume in Nitrogen Gas Environment
    8. Optimization of a DC-RF Hybrid Plasma Flow System Using Statistical Analysis

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Plasma Processes and Polymers
edited by R. d'Agostino, P. Favia,
C. Oehr, and M. R. Wertheimer

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