Surface modification by chemical, physical and biological processes. Plasma-induced modification. Modification of surfaces by graft copolymerisation, immobilisation of biological compounds and curing. Surface modification by silanisation and the sol-gel process.
Nanotechnology in surface modification.
The importance of the modified materials in important areas such as chromatographic analysis, biotechnology, medicine, electronics, computer science and aeronautics. Surface characterisation by XPS, SEM, determination of surface energy and FTIR.
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