J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C8-79-C8-82
SAXS investigations of polyethylene modified with methacrylic acidA. WLOCHOWICZ1, Cz. SLUSARCZYK1, R. WYCISK2 and W. TROCHIMCZUK2
1 Textile Institute, Technical University of Lódz, Branch in Bielsko-Biala, 43-309 Bielsko-Biala, Willowa 2, Poland
2 Institute of Organic and Polymer Technology, Technical University of Wroclaw, 50-370 Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, Poland
The polyethylene/poly(methacrylic acid-co-divinylbenzene), PE/poly(MA-co-DVB), interpolymer type carboxylic membranes were studied using small-angle X-ray diffraction (SAXS) in order to deduce the effect of DVB content on their morphology. SAXS curves exhibit a maximum which indicates that the interpolymers have morphology of domain type. Using the standard theory for a two-phase system mean distance between domains and their sizes were calculated from the SAXS data. Analysis of the SAXS curves suggests a fractal behaviour of the internal surface, associated with this two-phase system. Results obtained from SAXS studies are consistent with the general model of these interpolymers revealed by microscopic investigations.
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