University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Analysis of atmospheric plasma treated polypropylene by large area ToF-SIMS imaging and NMF

Trindade, G, Williams, David, Abel, Marie-Laure and Watts, John (2018) Analysis of atmospheric plasma treated polypropylene by large area ToF-SIMS imaging and NMF Surface and Interface Analysis, 50 (11). pp. 1180-1186.

[img] Text
Ecasia17 - PP Paper (reviewed) (002).docx - Accepted version Manuscript

Download (2MB)


This work combines large area ToF-SIMS imaging with multivariate analysis methods in order to characterise a cold-atmospheric plasma treatment of the surface of an automotive grade polypropylene. Data pre-processing steps are also presented alongside their main challenges. The results enabled the investigation of the spatial distribution of the treatment for different standoff distances as well as the effects of plasma plume mixing with atmosphere.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Trindade, G
Date : 8 January 2018
DOI : 10.1002/sia.6378
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Trindade GF, Williams DF, Abel M-L, Watts JF. Analysis of atmospheric plasma-treated polypropylene by large area ToF-SIMS imaging and NMF. Surf Interface Anal. 2018;1–7., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords : polypropylene, ToF-SIMS, cold atmospheric plasma, plasma surface treatment, imaging mass spectrometry, multivariate analysis, non-negative matrix factorisation
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 20 Dec 2017 11:47
Last Modified : 08 Jan 2019 02:08

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800