Applied Physics A

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Laser surface roughening of PTFE for increased bonding strength

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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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