Fluoropolymer coated alanine films are treated by a dielectric barrier discharge and a gliding arc at atmospheric pressure as well as with gamma irradiation. The film surfaces and the underlying bulk materials are characterized before and after each treatment. The fluorine content decreases and the oxygen content increases at the fluoropolymer surfaces, while deposition of specific plasma energies in the alanine films is detected by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, indicating that not only the fluoropolymer surfaces but also the bulk alanine materials are modified. Differences of surface and bulk modification effects between the two plasma treatments are discussed in detail.
Kusano, Y., Bardenshtein, A., & Morgen, P. (2018). Fluoropolymer coated alanine films treated by atmospheric pressure plasmas − In comparison with gamma irradiation. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 15(3), [e1700131]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201700131