High Energy Chemistry

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 136–144 | Cite as

Modification of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene by low-temperature plasma (review)

  • A. B. Gilman
  • M. S. Piskarev
  • A. A. Kuznetsov
  • A. N. Ozerin
Plasma Chemistry


Published data appeared in the last decade on the modification of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) films and plates with the use of low-temperature plasma are considered. Setups for sample processing by discharges of various types and methods for studying the changes occurring on the polymer surface are described. The results of the examination of contact, adhesion, strength, and tribological properties are presented. Changes in the chemical composition and structure of UHMWPE films are discussed, and data on the metabolic activity of the modified films are presented.


ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene films low-temperature plasma modification surface properties and structure of films 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Gilman
    • 1
  • M. S. Piskarev
    • 1
  • A. A. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  • A. N. Ozerin
    • 1
  1. 1.Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymer MaterialsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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