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High-tensile strength sticking induced by ArF excimer laser surface treatment of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)
Author(s): Bela Hopp; K. Revesz; Zsolt Bor
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Paper Abstract

A successful enhancement of sticking of PTFE is demonstrated using ArF excimer laser irradiation in the presence of novel photoreagents. The applied laser fluence was very low at the sample - photoreagent liquid interface compared to the energy density applied in earlier investigations. After the treatment the PTFE films were glued by epoxy resin. It was found that at low doses the tensile strength of the sticking increased rapidly with the UV pulse number and the reached a saturation value, which was 6.66 MPa for triethylamine, 5.56 MPa in the case of 1,2-diaminoethane and 4.64 MPa for triethylene-tetramine. These are around two hundred times higher than the value of the untreated surface. It was found that this procedure makes the metallization and painting of PTFE surface also possible. A photoinduced electron transfer mechanism was suggested to describe the photoreaction, which is responsible for the increase of adhesion features on PTFE surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3423, Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (14 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316623
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Bela Hopp, Research Group on Laser Physics (Hungary)
K. Revesz, Research Group on Laser Physics (Hungary)
Zsolt Bor, Jozsef Attila Univ. (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3423:
Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Amalia Torre; Giuseppe Baldacchini, Editor(s)

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