Fluorocarbon (FC) films were grafted on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) by a plasma polymerization and deposition process. Nanoscale indentation and friction tests performed with a surface force microscope provided insight into the nanomechanical properties of the grafted FC films. The time-dependent deformation behavior of the FC films is examined in the context of nanoindentation responses. It is shown that plasma treatment modified the surface properties of LDPE significantly.

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