Nano Effects of Helium Plasma Treatment Carbon Nanotubes Coating Basalt Filament
The plasticity of APPJ treatment on microstructure and tensile deformation of carbon nanotube coating basalt fiber in the dynamic states was investigated by specialized tensile testing at room temperature. With the addition of low-temperature helium plasma treatment, Young's modulus and yield stress changed. It was found that micro-structural parameter such as the activation volume was important descriptors for carbon nanotube coating basalt fiber and inter-phase effect on strength. The different APPJ treatments on the carbon nanotube coating basalt fiber showed the change rate sensitivity. Results revealed that APPJ treatment carbon nanotube coating basalt fiber and the inter-phase would enhance the ductility of basalt at room temperature. From the SEM micrographs, an increase in surface roughness has been observed and the degree of fibrillation decreased after helium and oxygen plasma treatment. Contact angle analysis showed taht the treated Basalt filament had lower contact angles than the untreated one. Based on FTIR results, the change of wettability and surface energy depended the amount of polar functional groups on the fiber surface introduced by the treatments.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
J.N. Huang et al., "Nano Effects of Helium Plasma Treatment Carbon Nanotubes Coating Basalt Filament ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 722-727, 2009