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Surface modification by nonthermal plasma induced by using magnetic-field-assisted gliding arc discharge

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Feng, Zongbao ; Research Organization for the 21st Century, Osaka Prefecture University,1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai 599-8531, Japan ; Saeki, Noboru ; Kuroki, Tomoyuki ; Tahara, Mitsuru
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The authors report on the introduction of a magnetic field to gliding arc discharge (GD) in order to enhance surface modification by nonthermal plasma at atmospheric-pressure. The GD is induced between two wire electrodes by using a pulse high-voltage power supply with peak-to-peak voltage of 5 kV. When a magnetic field of 0.25 T is applied, the GD enlarged and a 19-cm-long stretch of plasma is excited. The surface treatment of polyethylene terephthalate and polytetrafluoroethylene films is performed. The adhesion improved by up to ∼30 times due to the enhanced chemical activity in the films.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:101 ,  Issue: 4 )