Non-Thermal Plasma Technology for Polymeric Materials: Applications In Composites, Nanostructured Materials And Biomedical Fields provides both an introduction and practical guide to plasma synthesis, modification and processing of polymers, their composites, nancomposites, blends, IPNs and gels. It examines the current state-of-the-art and new challenges in the field, including the use of plasma treatment to enhance adhesion, characterization techniques, and the environmental aspects of the process. Particular attention is paid to the effects on the final properties of composites and the characterization of fiber/polymer surface interactions.
This book helps demystify the process of plasma polymerization, providing a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of plasma technology as they relate to polymers. It is ideal for materials scientists, polymer chemists, and engineers, acting as a guide to further research into new applications of this technology in the real world.
- Enables materials scientists and engineers to deploy plasma technology for surface treatment, characterization and analysis of polymeric materials
- Reviews the state-of-the-art in plasma technology for polymer synthesis and processing
- Presents detailed coverage of the most advanced applications for plasma polymerization, particularly in medicine and biomedical engineering, areas such as implants, biosensors and tissue engineering
1. Introduction to polymeric materials 2. Introduction to plasma 3. Plasma assisted polymer synthesis and processing 4. Plasma assisted polymer modifications 5. Plasma induced polymeric coatings 6. Application of plasma in printed surfaces and print quality 7. Plasma treatment of fibers and powders 8. Plasma treatment of polymeric membranes 9. Wettability Analysis and Water absorption studies of plasma activated polymeric materials 10. Microscopic Analysis of plasma activated polymeric materials 11. Spectroscopic Analysis of plasma activated polymeric materials 12. SIMS and Nano SIMS Analysis of plasma activated polymeric materials 13. Scattering Techniques (Light, X-ray and Neutron) to analyse plasma activated polymeric materials 14. XPS Anaysis of plasma activated polymeric materials 15. Plasma modified polymeric materials for scaffolding of bone tissue engineering 16. Plasma modified polymeric materials for implant applications 17. Plasma modified polymeric materials for biosensors / bio device applications 18. Plasma modified polymeric materials for bio packaging
Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas's ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.
Miran Mozetic is Professor and Head of the Department of Surface Engineering and Optoelectronics at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the leader of a research group working on generation and characterization of highly reactive gaseous plasma, interdisciplinary research on interaction of non-equilibrium plasma with organic materials, plasma nanoscience, as well as development of different technologies for
Uros Cvelbar is Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Head of the Department of Surface Engineering and Optoelectronics at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also works part-time as professor and teaches mostly postgraduate courses in Ljubljana, and some other European Universities like the University of Barcelona, Tomas Bata University, and others.
Petr Spatenka is Head of the Department of Materials Engneering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is also Director of the Department of Applied Physics and Technoloy at the University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice, and Co-owner of SufaceTreat, a company focused on plasma technology.
Praveen KM is a Research Scholar, International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India, and Université de Bretagne-Sud, France