Plasma immersion ion implantation of UHMWPE

H. Dong, T. Bell, C. Blawert, B. L. Mordike

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The feasibility of surface modification of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) using the novel plasma immersion ion implantation (PI3) was studied. The PI3 treatment shows much greater potential in enhancing the surface hardness, elastic modulus and sliding wear resistance of UHMWPE as compared to conventional plasma treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1149
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the support for this research provided by the European Commission under grant INCO-COPERNICUS (IC15-CT96-0705). Thanks are also due to Mr S. Zheng, Micro Materials Ltd. for the technical assistance in the nanoindentation tests.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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