Interfacial interactions in particulate filled thermoplastics: Mechanism, strength, properties

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Using the results of stress analysis the factors influencing the micromechanical deformations in particulate filled composites were studied. It was shown that interfacial interactions influence slightly shear yielding and crazing, but have a significant effect on dewetting. Interactions can be modified by surface treatment. Types and mechanisms of surface treatment are discussed. A model describing the composition dependence of tensile properties makes possible the quantitative evaluation of interaction. Attention is called to the importance of composite structure; aggregation, orientation of anisotropic particles, nucleating effect of the filler, all can change the properties of the composite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-223
Number of pages11
JournalMakromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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