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Polymer surface treatment with particle beams

United States Patent

5,900,443
May 4, 1999
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A polymer surface and near surface treatment process produced by irradiation with high energy particle beams. The process is preferably implemented with pulsed ion beams. The process alters the chemical and mechanical properties of the polymer surface in a manner useful for a wide range of commercial applications.
Stinnett; Regan W. (Albuquerque, NM), VanDevender; J. Pace (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 757,954
November 22, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.