Polymer Thin Films Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering of PTFE on NiTi Alloys


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Fluorocarbon polymer thin films on NiTi alloys possess extremely potential prospect. In this paper, the preparation of thin films on NiTi alloys by radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) targets under argon is introduced. Sputtered fluorocarbon thin films on NiTi alloys are characterized by means of atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and their basic properties, especially structure and morphology, are revealed.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 561-565)

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L. Li and F. T. Zi, "Polymer Thin Films Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering of PTFE on NiTi Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1229-1232, 2007

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October 2007





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