Fluorination of sized glass fibres for decreased wetting by atmospheric pressure plasma treatment in He/CF4

Daan Jonas Hottentot Cederløf*, Yukihiro Kusano, Søren Fæster

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Abstract

Sized glass fibre bundles were treated using atmospheric pressure plasma in a helium/tetrafluoromethane gas mixture. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that fluorine was introduced onto the sizing surface. A new analysis method (dynamic micro-wetting) to determine the wetting rate of the plasma-treated fibre bundles is presented. The dynamic micro-wetting test using glycerol as a test liquid showed a reduced wetting rate after plasma treatment. It is demonstrated that dynamic micro-wetting is a useful tool for the characterization of fibre bundle wetting.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Adhesion
Number of pages11
ISSN0021-8464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Surface treatment
  • Plasma
  • Fibres
  • Wetting

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