Plasma-Based Treatments of Textiles for Water Repellency

Nicholas W. M. Edwards, Parikshit Goswami

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Abstract

First described by Langmuir in 1928, plasma, considered as the fourth aggregation state of matter, can be described as, ‘a mixture of partially ionised gases where the constituents are achieved by external energy addition’ (Blackburn, 2009).

Plasmas are generally classified as hot/thermal and cold/nonthermal depending on the temperature of the plasma zone. A concise account of different technical plasma processes used for material processing can be found in Fig. 9.1.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing
EditorsJohn Williams
PublisherElsevier
Chapter9
Pages215-232
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780081011348
ISBN (Print)9780081012123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Textile Institute Book Series
PublisherElsevier

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    Edwards, N. W. M., & Goswami, P. (2017). Plasma-Based Treatments of Textiles for Water Repellency. In J. Williams (Ed.), Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing (1 ed., pp. 215-232). (The Textile Institute Book Series). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101212-3.00008-3