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Modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) as a basis for surface wrinkle formation: Chemical and mechanical characterization

Research paper by Adolfo del Campo, Aurora Nogales, Tiberio A. Ezquerra, Juan Rodriguez-Hernández

Indexed on: 17 Jun '16Published on: 16 Jun '16Published in: Polymer



Abstract

In this manuscript, the processes occurring during UV-ozone treatment on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) surfaces i.e. formation of a stiff silica-like layer and surface degradation have been studied. While the chemical changes have been evaluated using Confocal Raman Microscopy (CRM) with submicrometer resolution, partial surface degradation occurring during longer ozone treatments have been evidenced both by Optical Profilometry and AFM.

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