An atmospheric cold plasma brush was used to treat the surfaces of polymers. The surface properties of plasma-treated polymers were compared to those of the corresponding untreated polymers by static water contact angle measurements. Surface treatment usually resulted in a decrease in the static water contact angle, indicating that the treatment resulted in a higher surface energy and surface wettability compared to the untreated polymer.
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 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.