Surface Testing Overview

There are various quick and simple tests to determine the effectiveness of a particular plasma process upon a surface.

The test methods have the benefit of being applicable to both untreated and treated surfaces and so also provide a useful comparison before and after processing. Each test is effectively providing information about the surface energy of the material being tested. Before describing the various test methods it is therefore useful to review what we mean by surface energy. In the next section you will find a comprehensive overview of surface energy and why it is so important to consider when using plasma treatment equipment.

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