Wettability Characteristics of Laser Surface Engineered Polymers

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Abstract

The need for surface engineering in various sectors such as the healthcare and automotive industries has increased over the last 10 years. This is borne out of the fact that, for numerous applications, no more can be done to improve a material’s adhesion performance by working from the bulk to the surface and as a result of this, it is now time to concentrate on the material surfaces to optimize their adhesion properties. With the increase in necessity for surface engineering, laser surface engineering is becoming more widely used in both research and in many industries to bring about these necessary surface modifications. This Chapter provides insight into the implementation of lasers to surface engineer polymeric materials for the manipulation of their wettability characteristics and discusses the latest state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Technology: Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas
EditorsK.L. Mittel, Wei-Sheng Lei
PublisherScrivener Publishing
Chapter3
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-18493-5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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Waugh, D., & Lawrence, J. (2018). Wettability Characteristics of Laser Surface Engineered Polymers. In K. L. Mittel, & W-S. Lei (Eds.), Laser Technology: Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas Scrivener Publishing.

Wettability Characteristics of Laser Surface Engineered Polymers. / Waugh, David; Lawrence, Jonathan.

Laser Technology: Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas. ed. / K.L. Mittel; Wei-Sheng Lei. Scrivener Publishing, 2018.

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Waugh, D & Lawrence, J 2018, Wettability Characteristics of Laser Surface Engineered Polymers. in KL Mittel & W-S Lei (eds), Laser Technology: Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas. Scrivener Publishing.
Waugh D, Lawrence J. Wettability Characteristics of Laser Surface Engineered Polymers. In Mittel KL, Lei W-S, editors, Laser Technology: Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas. Scrivener Publishing. 2018
Waugh, David ; Lawrence, Jonathan. / Wettability Characteristics of Laser Surface Engineered Polymers. Laser Technology: Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas. editor / K.L. Mittel ; Wei-Sheng Lei. Scrivener Publishing, 2018.
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