Journal of Superhard Materials

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 274–279 | Cite as

On the applicability of the sessile drop method to quality assessment of surface layer of thermoplastic polymer materials

  • O. V. Titarenko
  • E. K. Sevidova
  • V. I. Kononenko
Investigation of Machining Processes


The paper addresses the application of a sessile drop method for the study of surface quality of thermoplastic polymer materials—polystyrene and polymethyl methacrylate—upon edge cutting machining. A correlation has been found between the thermal-physical state of their surface layer and the surface wettability. The method is demonstrated to be suitable for the assessment of thermodynamic stability of the surface layer structure of polymers during finishing operations in the manufacture of optical products.

Key words

thermoplastic polymer materials sessile drop method edge cutting machining surface layer structure wettability thermodynamic stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Titarenko
    • 1
  • E. K. Sevidova
    • 1
  • V. I. Kononenko
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”KharkivUkraine

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