Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 3763–3773 | Cite as

The adhesion behaviour of high modulus polyethylene fibres following plasma and chemical treatment

  • N. H. Ladizesky
  • I. M. Ward


Previously published pull-out adhesion results have been substantiated by more extensive studies of chemical and plasma treatment. Particular attention has been paid to the affect of geometrical variables on the values of adhesion obtained. The effect of strain rate has also been examined. Most of the results can be understood on a semi-quantitative basis by a simple extension of lap joint theory.


Polymer Polyethylene Extensive Study Plasma Treatment Chemical Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. H. Ladizesky
    • 1
  • I. M. Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.Dental Materials Science, Faculty of Dentistry, The Prince Philip Dental HospitalUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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