This presentation discusses plasma treatment of composite materials and the intelligent use of this technology to engineer specific, beneficial surface chemistry through plasma treatment, including control strategies for obtaining and documenting the desired treatment levels. The importance of knowledge and control of the surface state prior to treatment is emphasized as a major factor in variability of the outcome of plasma treatment processes.
- Understand and intelligently apply plasma treatment technologies for robust surface preparation of composite materials surfaces for adhesive bonding
- Establish reliable and controllable surface preparation processes in manufacturing via plasma treatment
- Develop surface treatment processes based on an appreciation of the fundamentals of surfaces and surface interactions to form interfaces