Compatibilization effects of SEBS on the charge distribution in LDPE/PS blends

Tae Young Kim, Won Jung Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Jung Woo Ko, Jong Eun Kim, Kwang S. Suh

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Abstract

The compatibilizing effect of the triblock copolymer Poly[styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene] (SEBS) on the formation of space charge of immiscible low density polyethylene/polystyrene (LDPE/PS) blends were studied. The amount of charge accumulated in the blends decreased when the SEBS content increased to 20 % by weight. Morphology observation showed that on the addition of SEBS, phase size of the dispersed PS particles was significantly reduced and a new layer connecting both phases was observed. Such improved molecular interactions enables charges accumulated at the interface to be transferred through the dispersed phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages634-637
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 20
EventProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2003 Jun 12003 Jun 5

Other

OtherProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period03/6/103/6/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Kim, T. Y., Kim, W. J., Lee, T. H., Ko, J. W., Kim, J. E., & Suh, K. S. (2003). Compatibilization effects of SEBS on the charge distribution in LDPE/PS blends. 634-637. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials, Nagoya, Japan.