Surface modification of electrospun polycaprolactone microfibers by air plasma treatment: Effect of plasma power and treatment time

@inproceedings{CanHerrera2016SurfaceMO,
  title={Surface modification of electrospun polycaprolactone microfibers by air plasma treatment: Effect of plasma power and treatment time},
  author={L. A. Can-Herrera and Alejandro {\'A}vila-Ortega and S. de la Rosa-Garc{\'i}a and Andr{\'e}s Iv{\'a}n Oliva and Juan V. Cauich-Rodr{\'i}guez and Jos{\'e} Manuel Cervantes-Uc},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a biocompatible polymer approved by the FDA for using in medical devices but it is generally considered as hydrophobic material. In order to improve this drawback, electrospun PCL microfibers were superficially modified by air plasma treatments at three power levels (10, 20, 30 W) and three discharge times (1, 3, 5 min). The changes undergone by the microfibers were followed using spectroscopic and microscopic techniques such as Fourier Transform Infrared… CONTINUE READING