Interaction between reinforce carbon black and polymeric matrix for industrial applications

S. Baccaro, F. Cataldo, A. Cecilia, A. Cemmi, F. Padella, A. Santini

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In this work the interaction between the carbon black reinforcement agent and a polymeric rubber matrix is investigated. Chemical activity of carbon black powder samples was enhanced using γ radiation in the dose range 168-1000 kGy and the radiation induced free radical concentration was investigated by EPR measurements. Activated powder samples were mixed with rubber and the bound rubber values of obtained compounds was measured by TG analysis. A comparison between EPR and bound rubber data shows that the greatest filler-polymer chemical interaction corresponds to the highest radiation induced free radical concentration. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191 - 194
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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