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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Saboohi, S, Coad, BR, Short, RD, Michelmore, A, Griesser, HJ. Rational approaches for optimizing chemical functionality of plasma polymers: A case study with ethyl trimethylacetate. Plasma Process Polym. 2021; 18:e2000195. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202000195 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppap.202000195 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Rational approaches for optimizing chemical functionality of plasma polymers: A case study with ethyl trimethylacetate

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Article numbere2000195
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/03/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Plasma Processes and Polymers
Issue number3
Volume18
Number of pages12
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date7/12/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Improved retention of desirable chemical structures during plasma polymerization requires rational tailoring of plasma-phase conditions. Using ethyl trimethylacetate, we studied the effects of pressure and power on the contribution of intact molecular ions to deposition and retention of ester groups. The abundance of protonated molecular ions in plasmas varies with pressure and power, but the functionality of plasma polymers, assessed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, is not correlated. Together with high ion flux, the ion energy distribution was found to be a key parameter and needs to be tailored to enable the soft landing of ions on the surface after traversing the sheath. The compromise between the abundance of ions and their energy distribution is optimal near the transition between the α and γ plasma phases. © 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Saboohi, S, Coad, BR, Short, RD, Michelmore, A, Griesser, HJ. Rational approaches for optimizing chemical functionality of plasma polymers: A case study with ethyl trimethylacetate. Plasma Process Polym. 2021; 18:e2000195. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202000195 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppap.202000195 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.