Influence of CdS-filler on the thermal properties of polystyrene
AuthorsKuljanin, Jadranka Ž.
Bibić, Nataša M.
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Influence of CdS-filler particles in the micrometer size range on the properties of the polystyrene (PS) matrix was studied using structural and thermal techniques. Improvement of the thermal stability of the PS matrix for about 50 K was found in the presence of the US-filler. Infrared measurements revealed that interaction between the surface of CdS-filler particles and the PS chain is weak. Non-significant changes in the glass transition temperature of the PS matrix upon the incorporation of CdS-filler particles also suggest weak interaction between filler and polymer. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.