Methods of polymer surface modification – plasma, ion etch, chemical etching, organic transformations, surface restructuring, vapour deposition (chemical and physical), photochemical transformations, super critical carbon dioxide processing and entrapment functionalization.
Applications – Adhesion/printing, growth of organisms on surfaces, wetting, friction, lubrication, corrosion prevention, interfacial mechanical properties, low surface energy coatings for anti-vandalism, flocculation, polymer composities and bio-compatibility
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Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Biomedical Polymers, Vol. 1 & 2, Ed. J.P. Andrade, Plenum Press, New York 1985.