Kumar, Harish HG and Mathad, RD and Ganesh, S and Sarma, KSS and Haramaghatti, CR (2011) Electron-Beam-Induced Modifications in High-Density Polyethylene. In: Brazilian Journal of Physics, 41 (1). pp. 7-14.Full text not available from this repository.
Post-irradiation studies have been carried out to elucidate the effects of electron beam irradiation on the structural, optical, dielectric, and thermal properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) films. The experimental results showed that both the optical band gap and activation energy of HDPE films decreases with an increase in the doses of electron radiation. The electrical measurements showed that dielectric constant and the ac conductivity of HDPE increases with an increase in the dose of electron radiation. The thermal analysis carried out using DSC and TGA revealed that the melting temperature, degree of crystallinity, and thermal stability of the HDPE films increased, obviously, due to the predominant cross-linking reaction following high doses of electron irradiation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.|
|Keywords:||High-density polyethylene;Electron beam irradiation;UV-vis spectroscopy;Dielectric constant;Optical band gap; Activation energy|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2011 12:12|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 12:12|
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