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Publikācija: Prosthetic Poly Metha Methylacrylate Surface Wettability Resulted by UV Radiation

Publication Type Conference paper
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Prosthetic Poly Metha Methylacrylate Surface Wettability Resulted by UV Radiation
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Jurijs Dehtjars
Linda Lancere
Keywords UV radiation, PMMA, wettability, surface charge
Abstract Poly methyl metha acrylate (PMMA) is widely in use for eye prostheses and contact lenses. The latter is under ultraviolet radiation of Sun. Therefore the PMMA properties could be influenced and bring the patient to discomfort, because of polymer surface wettability alteration. The latter is under the focus of the present research. While many methods are used to improve polymers and obtain desired properties like wettability property, during the modification several unwanted reactions occure like photodegradation. There still is no stable solution found for protecting polymers from photodegradation and aging.
Reference Dehtjars, J., Lancere, L. Prosthetic Poly Metha Methylacrylate Surface Wettability Resulted by UV Radiation. In: Advanced Materials and Technologies : Book of Abstracts of the 13th International Conference-School, Lithuania, Palanga, 27-31 August, 2011. Kaunas: Technologija, 2011, p.121. ISSN 1822-7759.
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