Applied Physics A

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 231–233

Laser surface roughening of PTFE for increased bonding strength

Rapid communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-4070-1

Cite this article as:
Rauh, M., Ihlemann, J. & Koch, A. Appl. Phys. A (2007) 88: 231. doi:10.1007/s00339-007-4070-1


Treatment of pure Teflon (PTFE) with UV laser pulses (193 nm) produces area-selective rough surfaces. These irradiated areas are bondable with ordinary adhesives. The stability of the bonds is about one order of magnitude higher than that of bonds with untreated Teflon.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V.GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.HAWK – Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/GöttingenGöttingenGermany