Coating and functionalization of carbon fibres using a three-step plasma treatment

Chen, Zhiqiang, Dai, Xiujuan J., Lamb, Peter, du Plessis, Johan, Rubin de Celis Leal, David, Magniez, Kevin, Fox, Bronwyn L. and Wang, Xungai 2013, Coating and functionalization of carbon fibres using a three-step plasma treatment, Plasma processes and polymers, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 1100-1109.

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Title Coating and functionalization of carbon fibres using a three-step plasma treatment
Author(s) Chen, Zhiqiang
Dai, Xiujuan J.
Lamb, Peter
du Plessis, Johan
Rubin de Celis Leal, David
Magniez, Kevin
Fox, Bronwyn L.
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Plasma processes and polymers
Volume number 10
Issue number 12
Start page 1100
End page 1109
Total pages 10
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1612-8850
1612-8869
Keyword(s) adhesion
amine groups
carbon fibre
plasma polymerization
single fibre tensile strength
Summary A three-step plasma treatment—activation, functionalization and polymerization—has been used to deposit a thin plasma polymer with amine groups on carbon fibres (CFs). This plasma polymer has strong adhesion to the CF surface and the amine groups enable strong bonding to a matrix. The CFs were first treated by Ar plasma to activate and clean the surface, followed by O2 plasma to incorporate oxygen-containing functional groups, and finally a heptylamine thin film was deposited using combined continuous wave and pulsed plasma polymerization. Strong adhesion between the plasma polymer and the CF was observed. The fibre strength was not affected by the treatment.
Language eng
Field of Research 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 860499 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062693

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