Plasma technology - Modifying the surface properties of materials
The technological progression in the world is moving fast, imposing ever more demanding requirements on the materials that will furnish the future.
A tool for meeting these demands is the ability to modify the surface properties of a material. As the surface of a material often is the first point of interaction, modification of surface properties is a key aspect of improving material performance overall. In the case of polymeric materials used in sealing solutions, techniques using plasma technology appear particularly promising.
We have initiated a dedicated project - Characterizing the surface effects on sealing materials by activation and chemical deposition processes via atmospheric pressure plasma - to investigate these opportuinities, led by our talented MSc. Jens Floberg.
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