Plasma processes and polymers

  title={Plasma processes and polymers},
  author={Riccardo D'agostino and Pietro Favia and Christian Oehr and Michael R. Wertheimer},
  journal={Plasma Processes and Polymers},
Cover: To explore whether plasma is irritating to sensitive tissues such as wounds and eyes, the Hen's Egg Testchorioallantoic membrane (HET-CAM) is used to test different plasma sources and settings. Effects including the reversibility are compared and it is ascertained that the HET-CAM is useful for characterizing plasma properties and settings that are innocuous for living tissues. Further details can be found in the article by C. Bender,' R. Matthes, E. Kindel, A. Kramer, J. Lademann, K.-D… 

Review-Characterization of modified Elastomer Surfaces by wetting

This article features the current state of research with respect to plasma and varnished elastomer composites, which have been characterized by the sessile drop and the modified Wilhelmy balance


A generation of expression in staphyLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS shows the potential for application in wound care and wound healing and the application of nanofiltration membranes for wound healing is investigated.

Adhesion and proliferation of fibroblasts on RF plasma‐deposited nanostructured fluorocarbon coatings: Evidence of FAK activation

It is found that the statistically significant increase of cell proliferation rate and FAK (a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase) activation detected on ROUGH fluorocarbon surfaces is due to the presence of nanostructures.

Foundations of plasma surface functionalization of polymers for industrial and biological applications

Polymer materials are widely employed in many fields due to the ease with which they can be formed into complex shapes, their versatile mechanical properties, light weight, and low cost. However,

Plasma Modification of Biomaterials Controlled by Surface Analysis

Biomaterials are defined as materials to interact or be in contact with biological systems. This paper describes the fumctionalization of soft polymer surfaces against non-specific protein

Nanopatterning of poly(ethylene terephthalate) by plasma etching

Nano and microstructured surfaces found on shark skins, lotus plants, moth eyes or gecko feet can reduce flow resistance, generate self-cleaning surfaces, antireflection layers or reversible adhesion

Cold Atmospheric Plasma: methods of production and application in dentistry and oncology

It has been demonstrated that Cold Atmospheric Plasma induces apoptosis, necrosis, cell detachment, and senescence by disrupting the S phase of cell replication in tumor cells, which opens up its potential therapy in oncology.

Study of plasma modified-PTFE for biological applications: relationship between protein resistant properties, plasma treatment, surface composition and surface roughness.

OES reveals the presence of CO, CO2 and F in the gas phase, indicating a strong etching of the PTFE surface by the O2 plasma, and the high resolution C1s spectrum shows the appearance of CF3, CF and C-CF components in addition to the CF2 component, which is consistent with etching with superhydrophobic behaviour.

Improvement of Adhesion Properties of Polyamide 6 and Polyoxymethylene-Copolymer by Atmospheric Cold Plasma Treatment

It was found that plasma treatment improved the adhesion of both polymers for either polymer/polymer or polymer/steel joints, however, the improved adhesion was selective for the investigated adhesive agents that were dissimilar for the two studied polymers.

Plasma Processes and Structuring Procedures on Polymer Surfaces to Control Cell-Adhesion and Morphology

Two different plasma processes are described, developed in the laboratory, used as interesting and novel technologies to pattern substrate surfaces to drive cell adhesion and morphology of eukaryotic cells.