Electron spectroscopy (ESCA) and reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR) were used to measure surface oxidation of photocrosslinked polyethylene. The deterioration of bulk properties during an artificial weathering test was also measured. It was found that the UV‐irradiation during crosslinking process decreases the stability of the material considerably. Three kinds of antioxidants and photostabilizers (hindered phenols, hindered amines, and organic sulfides) which have no absorption in the UV regio…
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