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Title: Effect of Filler Concentration on Thermal Stability of Vinyl Copolymer Elastomer (VCE) Composites

Abstract

To study the thermal stability of vinyl copolymer elastomer (VCE) in its composite form, systematic TGA characterizations were conducted in both nonisothermal and isothermal modes. The effects of filler concentration on the aging behaviors of the VCE/filler composites were investigated under nitroplasticizer (NP) environment. FTIR characterization was used to probe the structural changes in the VCE polymer before and after the thermal treatments. This study suggests that the filler concentration significantly deteriorates the thermal stability of NP at a moderate temperature (< 70 °C). The degradation of NP, in turn, accelerates the aging process of the VCE polymer in its composite form.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1172203
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-21679
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; VCE; EVA; EVA-OH; Nitroplasticizer (NP); iso-thermal TGA; non-isothermal TGA; FTIR; thermal stability; DSC; thermal conductivity; desorption; diffusion

Citation Formats

Yang, Dali, Hubbard, Kevin Mark, Devlin, David James, Henderson, Kevin C., and Pacheco, Robin Montoya. Effect of Filler Concentration on Thermal Stability of Vinyl Copolymer Elastomer (VCE) Composites. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1172203.
Yang, Dali, Hubbard, Kevin Mark, Devlin, David James, Henderson, Kevin C., & Pacheco, Robin Montoya. Effect of Filler Concentration on Thermal Stability of Vinyl Copolymer Elastomer (VCE) Composites. United States. doi:10.2172/1172203.
Yang, Dali, Hubbard, Kevin Mark, Devlin, David James, Henderson, Kevin C., and Pacheco, Robin Montoya. Fri . "Effect of Filler Concentration on Thermal Stability of Vinyl Copolymer Elastomer (VCE) Composites". United States. doi:10.2172/1172203. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1172203.
@article{osti_1172203,
title = {Effect of Filler Concentration on Thermal Stability of Vinyl Copolymer Elastomer (VCE) Composites},
author = {Yang, Dali and Hubbard, Kevin Mark and Devlin, David James and Henderson, Kevin C. and Pacheco, Robin Montoya},
abstractNote = {To study the thermal stability of vinyl copolymer elastomer (VCE) in its composite form, systematic TGA characterizations were conducted in both nonisothermal and isothermal modes. The effects of filler concentration on the aging behaviors of the VCE/filler composites were investigated under nitroplasticizer (NP) environment. FTIR characterization was used to probe the structural changes in the VCE polymer before and after the thermal treatments. This study suggests that the filler concentration significantly deteriorates the thermal stability of NP at a moderate temperature (< 70 °C). The degradation of NP, in turn, accelerates the aging process of the VCE polymer in its composite form.},
doi = {10.2172/1172203},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Fri Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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