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Investigation of electron irradiation induced-changes in poly(vinylidene fluoride) films

Nasef, Mohamed Mahmoud and Saidi, Hamdani and Dahlan, Khairul Zaman M. (2002) Investigation of electron irradiation induced-changes in poly(vinylidene fluoride) films. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 75 (1). pp. 85-92. ISSN 0141-3910

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-3910(01)00206-3


The radiation-induced changes taking place in poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) films exposed to electron irradiation were investigated in correlation with the applied doses. Samples were irradiated in air at room temperature by a universal electron beam accelerator to doses in the range of 100-1200 kGy. Various properties of the irradiated PVDF films were studied using FTIR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and universal mechanical tester. Unirradiated PVDF film was used as a reference. Electron irradiation was found to induce changes in physical, chemical, thermal, structural and mechanical properties of PVDF films and such changes vary depending on the irradiation dose.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:PVDF, electron irradiation, structural changes, thermal properties, mechanical properties Article Outline
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:7166
Deposited By: Maznira Sylvia Azra Mansor
Deposited On:01 Jan 2009 04:49
Last Modified:22 Sep 2010 04:21

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