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Technical Publications

The following is a selection of PTS publications and presentations throughout the past 25 years. Please call for additional information.

Maskless Plasma Patterning of Fluidic Channels for Multiplexing Fluid Flow on Microfluidic Devices, N. Saleh, K. Sahagian, P.S. Ehrlich, E. Sterling, D. Toet, L.M. Levine, M. Larner, presented at Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress, September 18-19, 2014. San Diego, CA.
Gas Plasma for Molecular Re-engineering of Microfluidic Devices, M. Larner and K. Sahagian, presented at ANTEC 2014, Medical Plastics Division, April 30, 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
The Effect of OpenairŪ Atmospheric Plasma on the Adhesion of UV Curable Coatings to Plastics, A.F. Stecher and P. Mills, presented at ANTEC 2014, Decorating and Assembly Division, April 30, 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
Why and How to Use Gas Plasma Technology For Surface Treatment in Medical Devices K. Sahagian, S. Kaplan, M.Larner. Posted on MDDI, Surface Treatment Services, by Heather Thompson on July 31, 2013. Please also reference the companion article published in MDDI, August 2013. Surface Modification, Gas Plasma: A Toolbox for Manufacturing. Pages 66-70.  
Altering Biological Interfaces with Gas Plasma: Example Applications, K. Sahagian, M. Larner and S.L. Kaplan, SurFACTS for Biomaterials, Summer 2013, Vol. 18, Issue 3.
The Best Kept Secret in Industry, S.L. Kaplan. Presented at the “Ninth International Symposium on Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion” in collaboration with the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, June 17-18, 2013, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
Cold Gas Plasma in Surface Modification of Medical Plastics, K. Sahagian, S.L. Kaplan and M. Larner, SPE ANTEC Medical Plastics Division, April 23, 2013, Cincinnati, OH.

Plasma Polymerized Hexafluoropropylene Process Validation Using Nano Thermal Analysis, K. Sahagian (Anasys Instruments) and S.L. Kaplan and M. Larner (Plasma Technology Systems, LLC)., Poster Presentation at Polymers in Medicine and Biology 2011, September 2-5, 2011, Santa Rosa, CA.

PTS Historical Profile, M. Larner, SurFACTS in Biomaterials, 2006, Vol. 11, Issue 3.

The Challenges of Gas Plasma – Its Diversity, M. Larner and S.L. Kaplan, In: (M. Helmus and D. Medlin, eds) Medical Device Materials II: Proceedings of the Materials & Processes for Medical Device Conference, August 25-27, 2004, St. Paul, MN.

Plasma Processes for Wide Fabric, Film and Non-wovens, S.L. Kaplan, Surface & Coatings Technology 186 (2004) 214-217

Cold Gas Plasma and Silanes, S.L. Kaplan, paper based on presentation to the Fourth International Symposium on Silanes and Other Coupling Agents, June 11-13, 2003, Orlando, FL

Modification of Inert Surfaces by PECVD and their Characterization by Surface Analysis Techniques, A. Craig, A. Ginwalla, I. Mowat (Charles Evans and Associates) with S.L. Kaplan and M. Larner (4th State, Inc.)., Poster Presentation at Biointerface 2003, October 22-24, 2003, Savannah, GA

Functional Sites on Non-polymeric Materials: Gas Plasma Treatment and Surface Analysis, 4th State, Inc. and Evans Analytical Group, EAG Technical Note, 2003

PSAs Tenaciously Bond to Non-Stick Film after Plasma Surface Treatment, S.L. Kaplan, D.J. Naab, Adhesives & Sealants Industry, February, 2001

Plasma Assisted Coatings for the Plastics Industry, O.S. Kolluri, S.L. Kaplan, D.A. Frazier, Fourth International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies, Paris, France, November, 1990

Surface Treatment, Eric Finson and Stephen L. Kaplan, Chapter from the Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

Modification of Polymeric Material Surfaces with Plasmas, Don M. Coates and Stephen L. Kaplan, Plasma Processing of Advanced Materials, MRS Bulletin, August 1996

Gas Plasma Treatment of Kevlar® and Spectra® Fabrics for Advanced Composites, Stephen L. Kaplan and Wally P. Hansen, SAMPE International Conference, Orlando, FL, October 29, 1997

Plasma cleaning and drying: Alternatives to conventional technologies, M. Hozbor and A.C. Greene, Proceedings in Precision Cleaning 1994, 138-147

Plasma Processes Boost Bondability of Rubber and Metal, Maria Hozbor, Adhesives Age, December 1993.

Plasma Processes and Adhesive Bonding of Polytetrafluoroethylene, S.L. Kaplan, E.S. Lopata and J. Smith, Surface and Interface Analysis, 1993, 20:331-226

Achieving Optimum Bond Strength with Plasma Treatment, G.P. Hansen, R.A. Rushing, R.W. Warren, S.L. Kaplan and O.S. Kolluri, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Technical Paper AD89-537, 1989.

Gas plasma treated of Spectra® Fiber, S.L. Kaplan, P.W. Rose, H.X. Nguyen, H.W. Change, Published in the SAMPE Quarterly, 1988, 19(4)

Obtain the full benefits from high performance fibers, Plasma Science Technical Note

Painting of Plastics, S.L. Kaplan and M.A. Hozbor.

Plasma processing in the Automotive Industry, S.L. Kaplan

Other Papers of Interest

PEGylation of UHMWPE to reduce mechanical adhesion, S.R. Kane and L.A. Pruitt, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering.

Plasma methods for the generation of chemically reactive surfaces for biomolecule immobilization and cell colonization – A Review, K.S. Siow, L. Britcher, S. Kumar, H.J. Griesser, Plasma Process. Polym., 2006, 3: 392-418

Functional glass slides for in vitro evaluation of interactions between osteosarcoma TE85 cells and mineral-binding ligands, J. Song, J. Chen, C.M. Klapperich, V. Eng, and C.R. Bertozzi, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2004, 14: 2643-2648

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