Hayder Al-Maliki(1*), Gábor Kalácska(2)

(1) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering PhD School, Szent István University, Páter Károly utca 1, H-2100 Gödöllő, HUNGARY
(2) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering PhD School, Szent István University, Páter Károly utca 1, H-2100 Gödöllő, HUNGARY
(*) Corresponding Author

Tribological Behaviour of Polymers in Terms of Plasma Treatment: A Brief Review


Abstract


A review to enrich the literature concerning the effect of various plasmas on the tribological behaviour of polymers and monitor the developments of plasma for the modification of polymer surfaces over recent decades using up-to-date data. A comparative study of plasmas was conducted to identify the most useful and efficient ones which facilitate optimal improvements with regard to the characterizations of polymer surfaces and tribological properties. The studies included in this review strongly suggest that (besides Plasma-Immersion Ion Implantation, PIII) atmospheric plasmas (dielectric barrier discharges, DBD) are an effective technique in terms of modifying

Keywords


polymer; plasma treatment; surface characterization; tribology

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