Ion Beam Treatment of Polymers

Ion Beam Treatment of Polymers

Application Aspects from Medicine to Space

1st Edition - December 20, 2007

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  • Authors: Alexey Kondyurin, Marcela Bilek
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080556741

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Polymer materials are used in different fields of industries, from microelectronice to medicine. Ion beam implantation is method of surface modification when surface properties must be significantly changed and bulk properties of material must be saved. Ion Beam Treatment of Polymers contains results of polymer investigations and techniques development in the field of polymer modification by high energy ion beams. This book is intended for specialists in polymer science who have interest to use an ion beam treatment for improvement of polymer properties, for specialists in physics who search a new application of ion beam and plasma equipment and also for students who look for future fields of high technology.Chapter 1-3 are devoted to overview of the basic processes at high energy ion penetration into solid target. The historical aspects and main physical aspects are covered. A basic equipment principles and main producers of equipment for ion beam treatment are considered.Chapter 4 contains chemical transformations in polymers during and after high energy ion penetration. The modern methods and results of experimental and theoretical investigation are described.Chapters 5-10 are devoted to properties of polymers after ion beam treatment, regimes of treatment, available applications, in particular: increase of adhesion of polymers and a mechanism of an adhesion increase, wetting angle of polymer by water and its stability, adhesion of cells on polymer surface, drug release regulation from polymer coating and others.Chapter 11 contains our last results on polymerisation processes in liquid oligomer composition under high vacuum, plasma and ion beam conditions as simulation of free space environment.

Key Features

* By scientists working in polymer chemistry, physics of ion beam implantation and in development and production of ion beam equipment
* Covering industrial and scientific applications of ion beam implanted polymers
* Also for students with an interest in future fields of high technology


For universities, research centres, companies in the polymer industry and dealing with plasma and ion beam equipment.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    1. Interactions of ion beam with polymer: physical picture
    2. Sources for ion beam treatment
    3. Interaction of ion beam with polymer: chemical picture
    4. Structure of polymers after ion beam treatment
    5. Wetting
    6. Adhesion
    7. Hardness
    8. Ion beam synthesis
    9. Biological and medical applications
    10. Protection in aggressive environment
    11. Polymerisation of liquid polymer matrix in free space environment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: December 20, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080556741

About the Authors

Alexey Kondyurin

Dr. Kondyurin is Honorary Senior Researcher, at the School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia. His previous posts include Professor at the Institute of Mechanics, Perm State University, Russia, and Researcher at the Helmholtz Rossendorf Nuclear Center, Dresden, Germany. Dr. Kondyurin has over 200 scientific publications to his name, including 6 published books, and holds 6 patents. He has extensive experience working on projects funded by governmental or industry bodies, receiving the Astronautic Association Award “Medal of Achievements in Astronautics’ in 2008, and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2001. Dr. Kondyurin is a Chartered Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He has also been guest editor for the Advanced Space Research Journal, and editor of a special issue ‘Energetic Materials and Processes’ for the Materials journal. Dr. Kondyurin’s main research interests are the design, synthesis and characterization of advanced polymer materials, spectroscopy usage and techniques, plasma and ion beam implantation methods, surface analysis, and mechanical analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Senior Researcher, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia

Marcela Bilek

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia

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