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Journal of Nuclear Energy Science & Power Generation TechnologyISSN: 2325-9809

Research Article, J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Surface Treatment of Polypropylene Film using Cold Cathode Ion Source

Atta A1, Abdel Reheem AM2 and Abdel Rahman MM2*
1Radiation Physics Department, National Center for Radiation Research and Technology (NCRRT), Atomic Energy Authority (AEA), Cairo, Egypt
2Accelerators & Ion Sources Department, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt
Corresponding author : Associate Prof. Moustafa Mohamed Abdelrahman
Accelerators and Ion Sources Department, Nuclear Research Center, Egypitation Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt, PO Box- 13759
Tel: +201122898811
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 28, 2014 Accepted: December 30, 2014 Published: January 27, 2015
Citation: Atta A, Abdel Reheem AM, Abdel Rahman MM (2015) Surface Treatment of Polypropylene Film using Cold Cathode Ion Source. J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol 4:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9809.1000129

Abstract

Surface Treatment of Polypropylene Film using Cold Cathode Ion Source

The main goal of this work was to examine the structural and optical changes in the Polypropylene (PP) films that treated by argon ion irradiation. This Polypropylene film was treated and modified by using a cold cathode ion source. The irradiation conditions (i.e., exposure time, beam current, and discharge current) were optimized to control the extent of surface modification. Argon ions of 1.5 keV are produced from the cold cathode ion source with an operating gas pressure of 2x10-4 mbar. The functional groups on the surface of samples were examined using FTIR spectrometer. The optical band gap and activation energy of polypropylene (PP) induced by an Ar plasma are determined. It was found that, the optical band gap, calculated from the absorbance spectra, decreased from 5.9 to 4.2 eV.

Keywords: Cold cathode ion source; Ion beam applications; Surface treatment; Polypropylene

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