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I. Klier, Z. Rosłaniec , V. Duchacek

The effect of the ionization radiation on the structure and properties of ester-ether elastomers

Polimery 1990, No 7-8, 258

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.1990.258


The effect of irradiation with a stream of fast electrones (doses up to 1000 kGy) and of the kind of ester-ether elastomers of the Elitel type [differing in the content of rigid segments of poly(butylene terephthalate) and of soft segments of polyoxybutylene] on their structure and physical properties, tensile characteristics, and thermal properties has been investigated. In these investigations, the DSC- and TGM-methods as well as hot-set test (measurement of deformations at an elevated temperature) have been used. It has been found that irradiation results in th formation of a cross-linked structure and inhibits the thermal decomposition of polymer. The higher the content of soft segments in the elastomers under study, the easier is the formation of cross-linked structure under irradiation.

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