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Type: Journal article
Title: Water-cooled non-thermal gliding arc for adhesion improvement of glass-fibre-reinforced polyester
Author: Kusano, Y.
Sorensen, B.
Andersen, T.
Toftegaard, H.
Leipold, F.
Salewski, M.
Sun, Z.
Zhu, J.
Li, Z.
Alden, M.
Citation: Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 2013; 46(13):135203-1-135203-7
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0022-3727
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Yukihiro Kusano, Bent F Sørensen, Tom L Andersen, Helmuth L Toftegaard, Frank Leipold, Mirko Salewski, Zhiwei Sun, Jiajian Zhu, Zhongshan Li and Marcus Alden
Abstract: A non-equilibrium quenched plasma is prepared using a gliding-arc discharge generated between diverging electrodes and extended by a gas flow. It can be operated at atmospheric pressure and applied to plasma surface treatment to improve adhesion properties of material surfaces. In this work, glass-fibre-reinforced polyester plates were treated using an atmospheric pressure gliding-arc discharge with air flow to improve adhesion with a vinylester adhesive. The electrodes were water-cooled so as to operate the gliding arc continually. The treatment improved wettability and increased the density of oxygen-containing polar functional groups on the surfaces. Double cantilever beam specimens were prepared for fracture mechanic characterization of the laminate adhesive interface. It was found that gliding-arc treatment significantly increases the fracture resistance in comparison with a standard peel-ply treatment.
Rights: © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd
RMID: 0030024914
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/13/135203
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