Radiation-chemical effect of helium ions on kinetics of styrene accumulation in polymer matrix of proton-exchange membrane

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The degree of grafting of styrene monomer to a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer film matrix by bombardment with 27-MeV helium ions has been studied. The grafting of styrene was carried out by two methods, the direct irradiating with helium ions the polymer immersed in a styrene monomer solution and using the a "postradiation effect" when the polymer has been irradiated in a vacuum, air, or argon atmosphere. The experimental dependences of the degree of grafting on the absorbed dose, irradiation medium, and grafting-solution the composition are presented. The results of microscopic, IR and UV spectroscopic investigations are reported. It has been shown that the direct grafting of styrene onto the PVDF films results in higher degrees of grafting compared with those obtained using the postradiation effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-400
Number of pages4
JournalPetroleum Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2015



  • helium ions
  • polymer electrolyte membranes
  • polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
  • radiation grafting
  • styrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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