Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol.8, No.10, 1169-1178, 1994
SURFACE-PROPERTIES OF POLYETHYLENE GRAFTED WITH TRIALLYL CYANURATE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ELECTRON-BEAM
The surface energy and thermodynamic work of adhesion of polyethylene grafted with triallyl cyanurate in the presence of an electron beam have been determined. The surface energy increased with the grafting level and with the irradiation dose up to 10 Mrad. A similar trend was observed with the work of adhesion. The changes in these surface properties were correlated with the concentration of the polar groups as measured by IR (infrared) spectroscopy and ESCA (electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis) studies.