Nano Effects of Helium-Plasma Treatment Nano-SiO2 Sol-Gel Coating UHMWPE Filaments
The effects of helium-plasma treatment on tensile deformation of nano-SiO2 sol-gel coating UHMWPE filaments (HONSUHMWPE) were studied and a new concept for the nano-structural interphase between fiber surface and nano-coating was provided. The tensile test results showed that in addition to the enhanced ductility of UHMWPE filaments by nano-SiO2 sol-gel coating UHMWPE filaments treated by helium-plasma, the activation volumes of UHMWPE filaments untreated and treated with helium-plasma ranging from 1101.875 to 16603.07(nm)3 by following Eyring’s equation were important descriptors for the properties of the nano-structural interphase between fiber surface and nano-coating, From the results of SEM and FTIR, it was observed that the remarkable uniform dispersion of the nano-SiO2 coating of the UHMWPE filaments modified with helium plasma not only introduced the activated functional groups, but also formed a protective layer on the fiber surfaces.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
Y. C. Zhang et al., "Nano Effects of Helium-Plasma Treatment Nano-SiO2 Sol-Gel Coating UHMWPE Filaments", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 714-721, 2009