Structure property relations in polyethylene oxide/starch blended films using WAXS techniques

Jagadish, R. S. and Raj, B. and Parameswara, P. and Somashekar, R. (2013) Structure property relations in polyethylene oxide/starch blended films using WAXS techniques. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127 (2). pp. 1191-1197.

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A series of polyethylene oxide (PEO)/starch blends were prepared by extrusion and their films were prepared by compression molding. It was observed that the presence of characteristic peaks of PEO and starch at 845 and 1643.7 cm -1, respectively, in FTIR spectra of PEO/starch blends favors the blending of PEO/starch. The physicomechanical and optical properties of PEO/starch-blended films were measured. The tensile strength of the blended films decreased, whereas the haze values increased with an enhanced starch concentration in PEO/starch blends. The results obtained were correlated with microstructural parameters such as, crystallite size and lattice strain determined using wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) data. The X-ray line profile analysis shows that the crystallite shape area is maximum in PEO and decreases with the addition of starch.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microstructural parameters, Crystallite size, Lattice strain, Starch, Optical properties, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Mechanical properties, WAXS, X-ray line profile analysis, Thermoplastics, FT-IR spectrum, Blending, Wide-angle X-ray scattering, Film preparation, Blended films, Characteristic peaks, Compression molding, Oxide films, Physicomechanical, Polyethylene oxides, Polyethylenes, Starch concentration, Structure property relation
Subjects: D Physical Science > Physics
Divisions: Department of > Physics
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 06:19
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 06:19

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