A simple approach for surface hardening of polystyrene

Hirofumi Tsuruta, Yukari Ikinaga, Yoshihisa Fujii, Keiji Tanaka

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Abstract

One strategy in prolonging the lifetime of polymer materials is to improve their surface mechanical properties. A simple and easy method to modify the polymer surface based on the preferential segregation of inorganic materials is applied to a glassy polymer. We clearly show that the polystyrene film with a few nm-thick hybrid surface layer with hydrolyzed tetraethoxysilane exhibits excellent wear resistance and anti-oxidant properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-592
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume264
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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Polystyrenes
Hardening
Polymers
Oxidants
Wear resistance
Mechanical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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A simple approach for surface hardening of polystyrene. / Tsuruta, Hirofumi; Ikinaga, Yukari; Fujii, Yoshihisa; Tanaka, Keiji.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 264, 01.01.2013, p. 589-592.

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Tsuruta, Hirofumi ; Ikinaga, Yukari ; Fujii, Yoshihisa ; Tanaka, Keiji. / A simple approach for surface hardening of polystyrene. In: Applied Surface Science. 2013 ; Vol. 264. pp. 589-592.
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