Surface modifications of aromatic polyimides by RF-oxygen plasma and pulsed electrical discharges in water

C. Miron, I. Sava, M. Aflori, L. Ursu, I. Jepu, C. Porosnicu, C. P. Lungu, L. Sacarescu, V. Harabagiu

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Abstract

Aromatic polyimide films were subjected to RF-oxygen plasma and pulsed electrical discharges in distilled water treatment for 2, 4, and 6 minutes. The film surface was investigated by means of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, and contact angle measurements. It was observed that the polymer film surface became more hydrophilic after the RF-oxygen plasma exposure due to the formation of the oxygen-containing polar groups, while the sample surface became more hydrophobic after the water plasma treatment due to the surface segregation of the CF3 groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1211
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Volume16
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Aromatic polyimides
  • RF-oxygen plasma
  • Surface modifications
  • Water plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Miron, C., Sava, I., Aflori, M., Ursu, L., Jepu, I., Porosnicu, C., Lungu, C. P., Sacarescu, L., & Harabagiu, V. (2014). Surface modifications of aromatic polyimides by RF-oxygen plasma and pulsed electrical discharges in water. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 16(9-10), 1206-1211.