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Volume: 54 | Article ID: art00006
Surface Modification of an Organic Photoconductor in an Electrophotographic Charging Environment
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2010.54.5.050304  Published OnlineSeptember 2010

Prolonged exposure of a commercial organic photoconductor in a plasma environment corresponding to an industrial electrophotographic process caused the formation of a parasitic surface layer with properties that are different from the original photoconductor. The parasitic film consists of a heavily oxidized surface region and oxygen-free subsurface layer with a chemical composition similar to the original photoconductor but having a significantly different bonding arrangement. The formation of this film has been correlated with damage induced by the energetic particles and UV photons originating from the electrophotographic plasma discharge. An in-depth understanding of the formation and the properties of this parasitic layer could provide an effective means to overcome its detrimental impact on printing cost and quality.

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K. Nauka, Seongsik Chang, Hou Ng, "Surface Modification of an Organic Photoconductor in an Electrophotographic Charging Environmentin Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  2010,  pp 50304-1 - 50304-5,

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