Surface Imaging of Cold DC Magnetized Air Plasma Treated Poly(dimethyl siloxane) Surfaces

Surface Imaging of Cold DC Magnetized Air Plasma Treated Poly(dimethyl siloxane) Surfaces

Abstract

The surface morphology of poly(dimethyl siloxane) surfaces treated with cold dc magnetized air plasma had been investigated via scanning electron microscopy. The treatment parameters involved in the study were sample-cathode distance, discharge power, and discharge pressure. The plasma treated PDMS surfaces exhibit a variety of surface structures ranging from cracked film morphology to the presence of disordered buckling and aligned, corrugation depending on the treatment parameter studied.

Surface Imaging of Cold DC Magnetized Air Plasma Treated Poly(dimethyl siloxane) Surfaces (476.1 KiB)