Controlling the plasma-polymerization process of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone

Kion Norrman*, Bjorn Winther Jensen

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N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone was plasma-polymerized on glass substrates using a pulsed AC plasma. Pulsed AC plasma produces a chemical surface structure different from that produced by conventional RF plasma; this is ascribed to the different power regimes used. A high degree of control over the structure of the chemical surface was obtained using pulsed AC plasma, as shown by ToF-SIMS. It is demonstrated how the experimental conditions to some extent control the chemical structure of the plasma-polymerized film, e.g., film thickness, density of post-plasma-polymerized oligomeric chains, and the density of intact pyrrolidone rings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-423
Number of pages10
JournalPlasma Processes and Polymers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 14
Externally publishedYes


  • N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone
  • Plasma polymerization
  • Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)
  • ToF-SIMS
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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