surface grafting
Process in which a polymer surface is chemically modified by grafting or by the generation of active sites that can lead to the initiation of a graft polymerization.
Peroxidation, ozonolysis, high-energy @I03255@, and plasma etching are methods of generating active sites on a polymer surface.
See also: grafting (in polymer chemistry)
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 895 (