The structural state of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene in single-stage arc-discharge plasma deposition of nanoparticles

Fedorov, LY; Karpov, IV; Ushakov, AV; Lepeshev, AA; Ivanenko, AA TECHNICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 43 (11):965-968; 10.1134/S1063785017110037 NOV 2017

We present the results of a study of the structural state of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (morphology, X-ray-diffraction patterns, IR spectra) obtained in a single technological cycle combining the synthesis of nanoparticles and their deposition onto the surface of polymer microgranules. Technological conditions for the preservation of the initial state of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene are found for its presence in the zone of thermal action of the plasma flow. Mechanisms of degradation of the polymer are discussed.