Surface modification of slide-ring gel by strip-line microwave micro atmospheric plasma

Ken Ogata, Masatoshi Kidowaki, Kohzo Ito, Kazuo Terashima

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A third class of polymer gel, termed a "slide-ring (topological)" gel, which is based on mobile cross-linker with a figure-of-eight structured dimer of cyclodextrin has been attractlng numerOuS attentions; because of its remarkable physICal properties such as large extensibility and mechanical strength. In this study, we applied atmospheric microplasma, based on microwave strip-line technology, to Surface functionalization of a slide-ring gel to improve the surface hydrophilicity. When the gel surface was modified with microplasma in ambient air, the contact angle drastically Changed into nearly 0° from the original angle of 46°. The x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) after the treatment indicated 3.3 at.% atomic oxygen increase and 3.4 at.% atomic carbon decrease, respectively. These results suggest that the slide-ring gel surface is highly sensitive to the atmospheric microplasma and is functionalized promptly/effectively for biomimetic applications With less thermal damages even in ambient air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-540
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Atmospheric microplasma
  • Slide-ring gel
  • Surface treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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