Modification of polymer materials by electron beam treatment

Irina V. Puhova, Konstantin V. Rubtsov, Irina A. Kurzina, Andrei V. Kazakov, Aleksandr V. Medovnik

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    Electron beam processing is one of the effective methods for modification of surface material properties. Influence of electron beam irradiation on the structure of polymeric materials such as polyvinyl alcohol and polylactic acid was investigated. Electron beam processing was carried out at 8 kV accelerating voltage and a pressure of 3 × 10-2 Torr, the emission current was from 25 to 40 A, the pulse duration was from 150 to 300 μs and the pulse number was from 1 to 10. The elemental composition and the structural state of the surface of irradiated polymer materials were studied by infrared spectroscopy (IR-spectroscopy), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning-electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic-force microscopy (AFM) methods. It was established that certain chemical processes take place and some physicochemical properties change under electron treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
    PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9783038356127
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Scientific Conference on Multifunctional Chemical Materials and Technologies, MCMT 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Duration: 21 May 201522 May 2015

    Publication series

    NameKey Engineering Materials
    ISSN (Print)10139826


    OtherInternational Scientific Conference on Multifunctional Chemical Materials and Technologies, MCMT 2015
    CountryRussian Federation


    • Electron beam
    • Polymers
    • Surface modification

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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