Improved bonding and conductivity of polypyrrole on polyester by gaseous plasma treatment

Mehmood, Tariq, Dai, Xiujuan J., Kaynak, Akif and Kouzani, Abbas 2012, Improved bonding and conductivity of polypyrrole on polyester by gaseous plasma treatment, Plasma processes and polymers, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 1006-1014.

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Title Improved bonding and conductivity of polypyrrole on polyester by gaseous plasma treatment
Author(s) Mehmood, Tariq
Dai, Xiujuan J.
Kaynak, Akif
Kouzani, Abbas
Journal name Plasma processes and polymers
Volume number 9
Issue number 10
Start page 1006
End page 1014
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley – VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publication date 2012-10
ISSN 1612-8850
1612-8869
Keyword(s) transmission electron microscopy
electron backscatter diffraction
mechanical characterisation
formability
precipitation
Summary A systematic study was conducted using argon, oxygen, and nitrogen plasma to improve the adhesion of polypyrrole coating to polyester (PET) fabric for improving conductivity and to understand the mechanisms involved. PET thin film was used as a reference sample. The changes in wettability, surface chemistry and morphology were studied by water contact angle, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and atomic force and scanning electron microscopy. It was found that both the highest conductivity and the strongest interfacial bonding were achieved by oxygen plasma treatment. The increase in hydrophilicity, surface functionalization, and suitable nano-scale roughness gave improved adhesion.
Language eng
Field of Research 020204 Plasma Physics
091205 Functional Materials
091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Wiley-VCH Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049705

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