Toughening of impenetrable interfaces by tethered polymer chains

L. Penn, D. Kalika, R. Lin, J. Ibieta, M. Greenfield, R. Quirk, J. Kuang

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The effect of tethered chains on the toughness of an impenetrable interface was studied. The presence of tethered chains was found to improve the toughness of such interfaces, and the improvement was attributed to a molecular level factors that determine whether or not the mixing will be achieved, tethered chain areal attachment density and dispersity. When mixing was achieved, tethered chain length further influences the toughness enhancement of the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 ACS Orlando Meeting - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Aug 25 1996Aug 29 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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