MAY 24-26, 1999

K. L. Mittal, Director
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Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, USA

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R. H. Lacombe, Chairman
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SESSION I. Monday, May 24, 1999

8:30-8:35: Opening Remarks.

8:35-9:00 Plasma Surface Modification of Fluorosilicones; Christopher S. McMillan, Susan V. Perz and Michael J. Owen; Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI 48686-0994

9:00-9:25: A Quantitative Comparison of Plasma and Vacuum Ultraviolet Treatments of Polyolefins; J. Behnisch, R. Wilken and A. Holländer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung, Kantstr. 55, D-14513 Teltow, GERMANY

9:25-9:50: Treatment of Vulcanized SBR Rubber with Plasma : Influence of the Nitrogen/Oxygen Ratio; C. Cepeda-Jiminez, M.M. Pastor-Blas and J.M. Martin-Martinez; Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante. 03080 Alicante, SPAIN

9:50-10:10: New Composites from RF-Plasma-functionalized Sisal and Polypropylene Substrates; S. Manolache, T. Guillermo, *L.H.C. Mattoso, *A.R. Martin, R.A. Young, and F. Denes; Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing,University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706; *EMBRAPA, Centro National de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Instrumentacao Agropecuria, Sao Carlos CEP 13560-970, BRAZIL

10:10-10:40: COFFEE BREAK

10:40-11:05: Surface Modification of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) in RF Glow-Discharge (H2, He, Ar, O2, N2, NH3) Plasmas. XPS Characterization.; M. Charbonnier, M. Romand, M. Alami and Tran Minh Duc;Laboratoire de Sciences et Ingénierie des Surfaces Université Claude Bernard - LYON 1, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, FRANCE

11:05-11:30: Interfacial Redox Reactions and Metal-Organic Complex Formation: Relevance to the Adhesion Between Polymers and Metals; J. F. Friedrich, W. E. S. Unger, A. Lippitz, R. Giebler, I. Koprinarov, S. Weidner and G. Kühn; Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), D-12200 Berlin, GERMANY

11:30-11:55: Effect of Mechanical Polishing on the Surface Modification of HDPE and PP by DC Glow Discharge and Their Adhesive Joining to Steel; S. Bhowmik1, P. K. Ghosh1 and S. Ray2* 1) Welding Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee (U.P)- 247667, INDIA; 2) Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee (U.P.)- 247667, INDIA

11:55-1:30 LUNCH

SESSION II. Monday, May 24, 1999

1:30-1:55: Surface Modification of Low-k Materials for Microelectronics; Kang-Wook Lee, Steve Cohen, Eva Simonyi, Sang-Hyon Paek, Chris Jahnes, Kamalesh Srivastava,* and Vince McGahay*; IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Hts., NY 10598. *IBM Microelectronics, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

1:55-2:20: Plasma Surface Modification of Carbon Fibers to Improve Adhesion Between Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites; Nursel Dilsiz1 and Guerneri Akovali2; 1) Roketsan, 06780-Elmadag, Ankara, TURKEY. 2) Departments of Chemistry and Polymer Science & Technology, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, TURKEY

2:20-2:45: Effect of Plasma Treatment on Reinforcement-Matrix Interaction in Kevlar Fiber/Bismaleimide Composites; S. S Shyu, T. K. Lin and S. J. Wu; Department of Chemical Engineering, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan 320, REPUBLIC OF CHINA

2:45-3:05: Plasma-Aided Surface Functionalization of Inorganic and Organic Polymeric Substrates for Applications in Biotechnology; F. Denes and S. Manolache; Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI 53706

3:05-3:35 COFFEE BREAK

3:35-4:00: Plasma Treating and Al Metallising of Polycarbonate: A Comparison of SF6 and Ar Plasma Etching by XPS and SFM Investigation; C. Seidel, H. Kopf, B. Gotsmann, T. Vieth and H. Fuchs; Physikalisches Institut, Universität Münster, D-48149 Münster, GERMANY. K. Reihs; Bayer AG, Zentrale Forschung und Entwicklung, D-51368 Leverkusen, GERMANY

4:00-4:25: Plasma Modification of Polymeric Membranes; Michelle L. Steen, Nathan E. Capps, Elizabeth D. Havey and Ellen R. Fisher; Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80526

4:25-4:50: Atomic Force Microscopy Study of UV/Ozone Treated Polypropylene Films; H.-Y. Nie, M.J. Walzak, and N.S. McIntyre; Surface Science Western, Western Science Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B7, CANADA

4:50-5:10: Advanced Surface Preparation of Polymers by UV/Ozone Treatment; J. A. Poulis; The Adhesion Institute, Delft University of Technology,Kluyverweg 3, 2629 HS Delft, THE NETHERLANDS

5:10-5:30: Surface Properties of Photooxidized Polystyrene: Wettability and AFM Study; V. M. Rudoy1, I.V.Yaminsky2, O.V.Dementeva1, and V.A.Ogarev1; 1)Institute of Physical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr.31, Moscow 117915, RUSSIA. 2) Moscow State University, Vorob'evy Gory, Moscow 119899, RUSSIA

SESSION III. Tuesday, May 25, 1999

8:30-8:55: Surface Modification of Polypropylene Films Using N2O-containing Flames; Mark Strobel, John Park, Ronald S. Kapaun, Michael Ulish and Beth Leys; Corporate Process Technology Center, 3M Company, 3M Center, Building 208-1-01, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000. Melvyn C. Branch and Neal Sullivan; Center for Combustion and Environmental Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0427

8:55-9:20: Electron Beam Modification of EPDM Rubber and its Adhesion Behavior; Papiya Sen Majumder and Anil K. Bhowmick; Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721302, INDIA

9:20-9:40: Wettability of Polyimide Films Modified by the Atomic Oxygen Exposure; Keiko Gotoh1, Masahito Tagawa2, Nobuo Ohmae3 and Mieko Tagawa4; 1) Kyoto University of Education, 1 Fukakusa-fujinomori-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8522, JAPAN. 2) Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, JAPAN. 3) Kobe University, 1-1 Rokko-dai, Nada, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, JAPAN. 4) Nara Women's University, Kita-uoya-higashi-machi, Nara 630-8506 , JAPAN

9:40-10:00: High Surface Energy Attained by keV Ion Beam in Reactive Gas Environment; Seok-Keun Koh and Yong-Seok Seo; Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Thin Film Technology Res. Center, P.O. Box 131, CHEONGRYANG, Seoul, 130-650, KOREA

10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-10:55: The Mechanism of Corona Treatment of Polypropylene Film; Christopher S. Lyons and Mark Strobel; Corporate Process Technology Center, 3M Company, 3M Center, Building 208-1-01, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

10:55-11:20: ArF Laser Induced Photochemical Surface Modification of Polyimide Film; M. Murahara, T. Ikegame and M. Tomita; Department of Electrical Engineering, Tokai University, 1117 Kitakaname Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, JAPAN

11:20-11:45: Laser, and High Power Ion Beam Surface Modification of Ultra-high Strength Polyethylene Fibers for Improved Adhesion to Polymeric Resins; Anil Netravali ;Dept. of Textiles and Apparel, Cornell University, Room 289, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401

11:45-12:10: Surface Modification of Polymers with Dielectric Barrier Discharges and with Dielectric Barrier Discharge Driven Excimer UV Lamps; Hilmar Esrom; Fachhochschule Mannheim, University of Applied Sciences, Windeckstraße 110, 68163 Mannheim, GERMANY

12:10-1:30 LUNCH

SESSION IV. Tuesday, May 25, 1999

1:30-1:55: Surface Modification of Polymeric Biomaterials for Adhesion to Tissues; Y. Ikada; Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, 53 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606, JAPAN

1:55-2:20: Materials and Processes for Effective Bonding of Hydrogels to Internal Organ Surfaces; Arthur J. Coury; Focal, Inc., Four Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02173

2:20-2:45: Surface Treated Plastics as Substrates for Culture of Adherent Mammalian Cells; Anders Larsson and Annette Ocklind; Amersham Pharmacia Biotech AB, SE-751 84 Uppsala, SWEDEN

2:45-3:10: Chemical and Biochemical Modifications of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Membrane and Poly(ether ether ketone) Film by Surface Wet-Chemistry with a View to Improve Cellular Adhesion; Jacqueline Marchand-Brynaert; Laboratoire de Chimie Organique de Synthese, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Baitment Lavosier, Place L. Pasteur 1, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM

3:10-3:30: Covalently Bonded Polyethylene Glycol- Heparin to Alter the Pericardial Calcification; Sindhu C. Vasudev, L. Rowsen Moses and Chandra P. Sharma; Division Biosurface Technology, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-12, Kerala, INDIA

3:30-4:00: COFFEE BREAK

4:00-4:25: Copper Metallization of Polymers for Microelectronics Applications; J.J. Lemaire, A.Rajagopal and Ch.Gregoire; Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Laboratoire LISE, 61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, BELGIUM. M. R. Baklanov, S. Vanhaelemeersch, and K. Maex; IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001- Leuven, BELGIUM. J. J. Waeterloos; The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI 48674. and J. J. Pireaux; Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Laboratoire LISE, 61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, BELGIUM

4:25-4:50: Preparation of Ultrathin SiOx Films on Polymeric Substrates; Jeffry T. Koberstein; Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3136

4:50-5:10: Transparent Conducting ZnO:Al Films on Polymer Substrates Deposited by R F Magnetron Sputtering; D. H. Zhang1 , T. L. Yang2 , J. Ma3, Y. Chen1 and H. L. Ma3; 1) Department of Physics, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, P. R. CHINA. 2) Institute of Shandong Constructional Materials, Zibo 250000, P. R. CHINA. 3) Institute of Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Shandong University Jinan, Shandong 250100, P. R. CHINA

5:10-5:30: Interface Configuration and Metal Adhesion in Au-Polycarbonate Bilayer Structure: Influence of Al+ Ion Mixing; Archita Patnaik1 and Changlin Li2; 1) Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 600036, INDIA. 2) Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, P. R. CHINA

SESSION V. Wednesday, May 26, 1999

8:30-8:55: Surface Modification of Fluoropolymers by Remote Hydrogen Plasma for Surface Copper Metallization; N. Inagaki and S. Tasaka; Lab. of Polymer Chemistry, Shizuoka University 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatsu 432-8561, JAPAN.

8:55-9:20: Surface Modification of Polymers via Molecular Design for Adhesion Promotion; E.T. Kang; Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, SINGAPORE 119260

9:20-9:45: Adhesion Improvement of Epoxy Resin/Polyimide Joints by Amine Treatment of Polyimide Surface; H. K. Yun1 and C. E. Park2; 1) Packaging Development Team, Semiconductor R&D Center, Samsung Electronics, PO BOX 37, Suwon, 449-900, KOREA. 2) Polymer Research Instiute, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, 790-784, KOREA

9:45-10:05: Surface Modifications of a Thermoplastic Rubber Treated with Sulfuric Acid; C. Cepeda-Jiminez, M.M. Pastor-Blas and J.M. Martin-Martinez; Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante. 03080 Alicante, SPAIN.

A. Torro-Palau, A.C. Orgiles-Barcelo; INESCOP, Footwear Research Institute, 03600 Elda, Alicante, SPAIN.

10:05-10:35: COFFEE BREAK

10:35-11:00: Thin Polymer Films Filled with Metal Particles: Modifications of the Nanostructure and the Physical Properties; A. Heilmann; Fraunhofer-Institut of Mechanics of Materials Halle, Heideallee 19, D-06120 Halle, GERMANY

11:00-11:20: Polymer Surface Modification of Fertilizer Particle for Improved Water Solubility Behavior: Investigation of Properties; R. Kurbanlý1, R. Mirzaoglu1, H. Bayram2, E. Pehlivan1 , E. Ozcan1, N. Sen1, N. Tarakcýoglu2, G. Ahmedova3 and Y. Burdurlu3; 1) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Selcuk University, 42079 Konya, TURKEY. 2) Kombassan Holding-Medical-2000, Konya, TURKEY. 3) Department of Environmental Engineering, Selcuk University, 42079 Konya, TURKEY

11:20-11:40: Surface Modification of Polystyrenes Through Polyfunctionalization and its Effect on Adhesion Capability, Corrosion Resistance and Other Thermal-Physical Properties; R. Kurbanlý1, G. Ahmedova2, E. Pehlivan1, E. Ozcan1, S. Kurbanlý1, N. Sen1 and T. Mutlu3; 1) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Selcuk University, 42079 Konya, TURKEY. 2) Department of Environmental Engineering, Selcuk University, 42079 Konya, TURKEY. 3) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Kocatepe University, 03100 Afyon, TURKEY

11:40-12:00: Self Assembling of Monolayers of Albumens on the Surface of Carbon-Films; V. A. Levchenko, I. V. Yaminsky, M. B. Guseva, V. N. Matveenko, V. G. Babaev and O. I. Kiselyova; Department of Colloid Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskii Gory, Moscow 119899, RUSSIA

12:00-1:30 LUNCH

SESSION VI. Wednesday, May 26, 1999

1:30-1:55: Hydroxymethylated Resorcinol Coupling Agent for Wood Surfaces to Produce Exterior Durable Bonds; Alfred W. Christiansen and Charles B. Vick; Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, USDA, Madison, WI 53705-2398.

1:55-2:15: Effect of Organosilanes on Adhesion , Cathodic Delamination and Corrosion Stability of Polymeric Coatings on Steel; M. A. Petrunin, L. B. Maksaeva and A. P. Nazarov; Institute of Physical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 31 Leninsky pr., 117915 Moscow, RUSSIA

2:15-2:35: Investigation of Second-Order Transitions to Study Modified PMMA Surfaces Adsorbed onto Silica by IGC at Infinite Dilution; Tayssir Hamieh, Mustapha Rezzaki and Jacques Schultz; Institut de Chimie des Surfaces et Interfaces (ICSI-CNRS), 15, Rue Jean Starcky, B.P. 2488, 68057 Mulhouse, FRANCE

2:35-3:00: Characterization of Polymer Surfaces by Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis (ADSA) Using Sessile Liquid Drops and Captive Air Bubbles; Karina Grundke and K. Poschel; Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden e. V., Hohe Strasse 6, D-01069 Dresden, GERMANY

3:00-3:30: COFFEE BREAK

3:30-3:55: "Fundamental" and "Practical" Adhesion in Polymer­Fiber Systems; E. Pisanova, V. Dutschk, S. handarov and E. Mäder; Institute of Polymer Research, Hohe Str. 6, D-01069 Dresden, GERMANY

3:55-4:20: Interface Engineering in Polymer Composites; Sanja Luci and Vera Kovacevi; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology 10000 Zagreb, Marulicev trg 19, Zagreb, CROATIA

4:20-4:40: Effects of a New Type Sizing Agent on Characteristics of Carbon Fibers; Lin Ma, Yimin Li and Xiaojie Zhang; The Institute of Petrochemistry, Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences Harbin, 150040 P.R. CHINA; Zhiqian Zhang; The Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, P.R. CHINA


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