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Helium/oxygen atmospheric pressure plasma jet treatment for hydrophilicity improvement of grey cotton knitted fabric

Tian, Liqiang; Nie, Huali; Chatterton, Nicholas P.; Branford-White, Christopher J.; Qiu, Yiping and Zhu, Limin (2011). Helium/oxygen atmospheric pressure plasma jet treatment for hydrophilicity improvement of grey cotton knitted fabric. Applied Surface Science, 257(16) pp. 7113–7118.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.03.064
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Abstract

The influence of atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) treatment on the hydrophilicity of grey cotton knitted fabric (GCKF) was investigated. For comparison, specimens which had undergone different treatments were tested by contact angle measurement, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), fourier-transform infrared attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results imply that helium/oxygen APPJ could improve the hydrophilicity of GCKF by modifying the surface properties. In addition, combining dewaxing processes with He/O2 APPJ treatment was found to tremendously improve the hydrophilicity of GCKF. The mechanism of this was also confirmed by Ruthenium Red staining which showed most of pectic substances inside the cotton fiber existed beneath the waxy layer and on top of the cellulose microfibril.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Elsevier B.V
ISSN: 0169-4332
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set21006010National Natural Science Foundation of China
Not SetNot SetFundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
Not SetNot SetUK-CHINA Joint Laboratory for Therapeutic Textiles
111 ProjectNot SetBiomedical Textile Materials
Not Set2009007512001Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education
Keywords: Grey cotton knitted fabric; Atmospheric pressure plasma jet; Dewaxing; Hydrophilicity; XPS
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 43986
Depositing User: Nicholas Chatterton
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43986
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