Journal Article


Eamonn Ahearne
Denis P. Dowling
K. A. McDonnell
C. Stensona
R. Lupoia



coating cold spray polymers surfaces processing penetration depth polymer surface properties

Functionalising Polymer Surfaces with Cold Spray for Applications in Bioenvironments (2016)

Abstract Cold Spray (CS) of copper particles onto polymers has been validated as an effective tool for maintaining surface integrity in bioenvironments. CS requires limited heat input, can be applied locally or in large areas. The key parameters are particle penetration depth and copper surface coverage. However, the process parameters that can optimize the coating performance with deposition have not been comprehensively explored. In this paper, copper particles were deposited onto two polymers used in marine applications. A detailed analysis was carried out to correlate the key surface properties to the process so as to determine the optimum conditions.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
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Eamonn Ahearne, Denis P. Dowling, K. A. McDonnell, C. Stensona, R. Lupoia

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Eamonn Ahearne
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 8
Denis P. Dowling
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 50