The efficiency of all composite materials depends on the fiber-matrix interface and its ability to transfer stress from the matrix to the fiber. Radiation treatment is a possible way to bind together the main components of the composite. In our earlier work we applied acrylic oligomer-treated fibers irradiated with low energy electron beam to reinforce recycled polypropylene. In the present work the interaction between the matrix and fibers - PAN and glass fibers - was investigated by ESCA (Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis). On the other hand, the conventional way of compatibilization - the effect of using maleic anhydride grafted PP as a coupling agent - was examined in flax fiber-PP composites.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - May 2 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 3rd International Symposium on Lonizing Radiation and Polymers (IRaP-98) - Weinbohla, Ger|
Duration: Sep 19 1998 → Sep 24 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics