Plasma Treatment of Silk
Silk, as most of the natural textile fibres, shows many excellent qualities but also some defects. In particular natural fibres are in general delicate and cannot be treated under extreme conditions, for instance at high temperatures or in reactive solutions. This makes silk a very promising object for cold plasma treatment, which happens at room temperature in absence of solvents. A review of the different experimental results obtained at the research center PlasmaPrometeo on the surface modification of silk by various plasma processing will be presented.
T. Vilaithong, D. Boonyawan and C. Thongbai
C. Riccardi et al., "Plasma Treatment of Silk", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 107, pp. 125-128, 2005