Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 220–224 | Cite as

The role of the porous structure of the filler in the reinfo rcement of polymers

  • L. A. Irgen
  • E. A. Chirkova
  • Yu. A. Él'tekov


Composites consisting of polyethylene and porous fillers with various pore sizes (from 22 to 115 Å) and surface types have been investigated. It is shown that the polymer filling the pores takes part in the deformation processes. The modulus of elasticity of the filled polymers is directly proportional to the filler surface per gram polymer. It is proposed to characterize the activity of the fillers by reference to the slope of the straight lines E-S with the hydrodynamic effect excluded.


Polymer Polyethylene Pore Size Porous Structure Deformation Process 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Irgen
  • E. A. Chirkova
  • Yu. A. Él'tekov

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