Effect of electron beam irradiation on physico-chemical properties of polyacrylamide films

Bhat, Vishwanath and Shivakumar, H. R. and Rai, K. S. and Sanjeev, G. (2014) Effect of electron beam irradiation on physico-chemical properties of polyacrylamide films. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 169 (2). pp. 137-143. ISSN 1042-0150

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/10420150.2013.848445


High-energy radiation is a well-known technique for the modification of polymers. In this experimental study, the effect of electron beam (EB) radiation on physico-chemical properties of polyacrylamide films has been investigated by ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetric techniques. UV-VIS and FTIR results show that some small structural changes occurring in the polymer depending upon the dose of radiation. SEM micrographs reveal that there is no significant change in the morphology with EB irradiation. Thermal studies indicate that there may be small amount of cross-linking taking place for lower doses of radiation. At higher doses of radiation, however, degradation or chain scission begins to occur. Tensile strength of the films found to be increases upon irradiation at lower doses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric analysis, Irradiation, Scanning electron microscopy, Polymers, Tensile strength, Electrons, Electron beams, Radiation, FTIR, Physicochemical property, Chemical properties, Differential scanning calorimetric, Electron beam irradiation, Electron beam radiation, Heat radiation, High-energy radiations, Modification of polymers, TGA
Subjects: M Polymer Science > Polymer Science
Divisions: PG Centre Mandya > Polymer Science
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 11:39
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2022 05:49
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/3061

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