Laser surface induced roughening of polymeric materials and the effects on Wettability characteristics

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/550466
Title:
Laser surface induced roughening of polymeric materials and the effects on Wettability characteristics
Authors:
Waugh, David G.; Lawrence, Jonathan; Shukla, Pratik
Abstract:
It has been thoroughly demonstrated previously that lasers hold the ability to modulate surface properties of polymers with the result being utilization of such lasers in both research and industry. With increased applications of wettability techniques within industries there is greater need of predicting related characteristics, post laser processing, since such work evaluates the effectiveness of these surface treatments. This paper details the use of a Synrad CO2 laser marking system to surface roughen polymeric materials, namely: nylon 6,6; nylon 12, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyethylene (PE). These laser-modified surfaces have been analyzed using 3D surface profilometry to ascertain the surface roughness with the wettability characteristics obtained using a wettability goniometer. From the surface roughness results, for each of the samples, generic wettability characteristics arising from laser surface roughening is discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Waugh, D.G., Lawrence, J., Shukla P. (2015) Laser surface induced roughening of polymeric materials and the effects on Wettability characteristics. Unpublished conference paper given at 3rd International Conference on Lasers and Plasma Application in Materials Science, 15–17 January 2015 at Kolkata, India.
Publication Date:
15-Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/550466
Additional Links:
http://www.lapams2015.in/index.php/2015/lapsms
Type:
Presentation; Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Mechanical Engineering

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWaugh, David G.en
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorShukla, Pratiken
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-22T13:41:51Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-22T13:41:51Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01-15en
dc.identifier.citationWaugh, D.G., Lawrence, J., Shukla P. (2015) Laser surface induced roughening of polymeric materials and the effects on Wettability characteristics. Unpublished conference paper given at 3rd International Conference on Lasers and Plasma Application in Materials Science, 15–17 January 2015 at Kolkata, India.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/550466en
dc.description.abstractIt has been thoroughly demonstrated previously that lasers hold the ability to modulate surface properties of polymers with the result being utilization of such lasers in both research and industry. With increased applications of wettability techniques within industries there is greater need of predicting related characteristics, post laser processing, since such work evaluates the effectiveness of these surface treatments. This paper details the use of a Synrad CO2 laser marking system to surface roughen polymeric materials, namely: nylon 6,6; nylon 12, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyethylene (PE). These laser-modified surfaces have been analyzed using 3D surface profilometry to ascertain the surface roughness with the wettability characteristics obtained using a wettability goniometer. From the surface roughness results, for each of the samples, generic wettability characteristics arising from laser surface roughening is discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.lapams2015.in/index.php/2015/lapsmsen
dc.subjectCO2 laseren
dc.subjectpolymersen
dc.subjectsurface roughnessen
dc.subjectwettability characteristicsen
dc.subjectcontact angleen
dc.titleLaser surface induced roughening of polymeric materials and the effects on Wettability characteristicsen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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