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Title
Incorporation of fluorescent dyes in atmospheric pressure plasma coatings for in-line monitoring of coating homogeneity
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Abstract
This paper reports on the incorporation of three commercial fluorescent dyes, i.e., rhodamine 6G, fluorescein, and fluorescent brightener 184, in plasma coatings, by utilizing a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor, and the subsequent monitoring of the coatings homogeneity based on the emitted fluorescent light. The plasma coatings are qualitatively characterized with fluorescence microscopy, UVvis spectroscopy and profilometry for the determination of the coating thickness. The emitted fluorescent light of the coating correlates to the amount of dye per area, and deviations of these factors can hence be observed by monitoring the intensity of this light. This allows monitoring the homogeneity of the plasma coatings in a fast and simple way, without making major adjustments to the process.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Plasma processes and polymers. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2014
ISSN
1612-8850
Volume/pages
11:7(2014), p. 678-684
ISI
000340416300007
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 24.07.2014
Last edited 20.04.2017
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