Use of synchrotron radiation in plastics analysis

M. Rabeony*, H. Shao, K. S. Liang, E. Siakali-Kioulafa, N. Hadjichristidis

*Corresponding author for this work

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We demonstrate the application of synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) in measuring the thermodynamics properties of polymer blends. The polymers under investigation consist of poly(cyclohexyl acrylate) (PCHA) blended with the ortho and meta isomer of poly(bromostyrene) (P2BrS, P3BrS). Measurements of the absolute scattered intensity enable the determination of the second derivative of the Gibbs free energy of mixing with respect to the concentration, the location of the spinodal temperature, and the Flory-Huggins χ-parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 26 1998Apr 30 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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