Irradiation of High Density Polyethylene Filled With Colloidal Silica
The addition of small particles can greatly enhance the mechanical and transport properties of polymers and elastomers. The irradiation of polymers by high energy radiation can also result in similar reinforcements. In addition, the irradiation of reinforced rubber is also used to understand the nature of reinforcement in these materials1. Omelchenko, et al2. investigated the bonding of resin binders to glass fibre fillers by radiation curing and concluded that stronger adhesion could be obtained by comparison with heat curing. Fornes, et al3. have shown that the irradiation of graphite fibre reinforced composites (used in space applications) at very high doses hardly effects the mechanical properties. These studies are typical of the purpose of radiation processing in filled polymers.
KeywordsHigh Density Polyethylene Colloidal Silica Polymer Interface Filler Concentration Filler Surface
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