Phase Morphology of NR/SBR Blends: Effect of Curing Temperature and Curing Time
AbstractThe morphology of natural rubber/styrene–butadiene rubber blends (NR/SBR) was characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), with regard to curing temperature and curing time. The changes in blend morphology were directly visualized by AFM which confirmed the results of indirect experiments like differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Comparing the phase morphologies at different curing temperatures indicated that the domain size of SBR increases with temperature at lower curing temperatures, but domain growing stops at the latest scorch time. This effect is explained by longer scorch times at low curing temperatures which facilitate phase separation, while the short scorch times at higher temperatures meant that the coalescence of SBR phases was hindered by cross-linking between polymer chains. View Full-Text
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Klat, D.; Karimi-Varzaneh, H.A.; Lacayo-Pineda, J. Phase Morphology of NR/SBR Blends: Effect of Curing Temperature and Curing Time. Polymers 2018, 10, 510.
Klat D, Karimi-Varzaneh HA, Lacayo-Pineda J. Phase Morphology of NR/SBR Blends: Effect of Curing Temperature and Curing Time. Polymers. 2018; 10(5):510.Chicago/Turabian Style
Klat, Darja; Karimi-Varzaneh, Hossein A.; Lacayo-Pineda, Jorge. 2018. "Phase Morphology of NR/SBR Blends: Effect of Curing Temperature and Curing Time." Polymers 10, no. 5: 510.
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