volume 33, issue 24, P1606-1610 1993
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760332404
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Abstract: The toughening mechanisms of rubber-dispersed polymer alloys were investigated with respect to two factors: (i) characteristic ratio, C,, as a measure of chain flexibility of the polymer matrix and (ii) the rubber particle size in high impact polystyrene/poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) blend systems. Measurements of the specific gravity, synchrotron radiation small angle X-ray scattering (SR-SAXS) tests, and finite element analysis were carried out to gain understanding of plastic deformation (crazing …

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