Surface modification of PBO fibers for composites by coaxial atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge (PLA-PLA)

Qianqian Hu, Jinzhou Xu, Zhenxing Zhou, Jing Zhang

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Abstract

In this work, the surface modification of poly (1, 4-phenylene-cis- benzobisoxazole) (PBO) fibers by O2/Ar coaxial atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge was investigated, as well as the interfacial adhesion properties of modified PBO fibers/epoxy composites. The results indicated that the contact angle decreased remarkably from 84.7° to 63.5° after 3 min O2/Ar plasma treatment. SEM and AFM images showed that the surface of the treated PBO fibers became rather rough. In addition, XPS results suggested that the polar functional group (O=C-O) was introduced on the surface of the treated PBO fiber. The interfacial adhesion test showed that the interfacial shear strength (IFSS) and the interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) increased significantly by 63.54% and 130%, respectively. Moreover, the excellent tensile property of the PBO fibres was well preserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalPlasma Science and Technology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • coaxial atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge
  • IFSS
  • plasma treatment
  • poly (1, 4-phenylene-cis-benzobisoxazole) (PBO) fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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