What is it about?
This article presents a detailed review of advances in cold plasma technology in the field of polymer engineering. It covers the history, operational parameters and effects of cold plasma on polymer properties. The review addresses surface modifications such as wettability, adhesion and biocompatibility, and explores plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) methods. It discusses applications in biomedicine, water purification, gas separation and power generation, and examines the potential of cold plasma to improve bioplastics and develop self-healing materials.
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Why is it important?
The importance of this article lies in its comprehensive examination of the role of cold plasma technology in the materials science revolution. By showing how cold plasma modifies and synthesizes polymer films, the article highlights its essential contributions to sustainable development and biomedicine. It underlines the potential of this technology in creating innovative solutions for drug delivery, water purification and more. The article also highlights the need for further research to fully exploit the capabilities of cold plasma, pointing to future advances in a variety of sectors.
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This page is a summary of: From Basics to Frontiers: A Comprehensive Review of Plasma-Modified and Plasma-Synthesized Polymer Films, Polymers, August 2023, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/polym15173607.
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