Surface morphology of low-temperature argon-plasma-treated Bombyx mori silk fibroin fiber

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Abstract

The effects of argon-plasma treatment on the morphological and topographical surface structures of a <i>Bombyx mori</i> silk fibroin (SF) fiber were studied by using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and lateral modulation friction force microscopy (LM-FFM). Surface changes were analyzed in image and in quantity for different plasma treatment times. The AFM and LM-FFM analyses showed that the roughness of the fiber surface increased after plasma treatment because of plasma bombardment and etching. A longer treatment time, resulting in a rougher surface, progressively changed the fiber surface, thereby leading to the formation of a new surface. These results revealed that low-temperature argon-plasma treatment is an effective method to improve the performance of SF fibers.

Journal

  • The Journal of Silk Science and Technology of Japan

    The Journal of Silk Science and Technology of Japan 16, 107-114, 2007-12-01

    The Japanese Society of Silk Science and Technology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10020025339
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11828182
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    1880-8204
  • NDL Article ID
    9318883
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZP33(科学技術--繊維工学・工業)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z17-B95
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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