Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
A new approach to the quantitative evaluation of the thickness hi and the volume fraction Vi of the interfacial layer in polyimide coatings has been developed using the model of a one-sided polymer coating as a three-phase system (a substrate, an interfacial layer and a polymer matrix) and the method of differential scanning calorimetry. The new approach is characterized by the fact that a “pure” polymer matrix is modeled with the help of free films obtained on mercury. The formulas for the calculation of the thickness and volume fraction of the interfacial layer have been proposed. The value hi has been determined in polymer coatings of different thicknesses on aluminium foil. This parameter has been shown to be independent of the film thickness if the latter is not larger than the length of the interfacial layer. An assumption has been made about the “mechanical” origin of thick (〉 1-5 μm) interfacial layers, and their relaxation character has been revealed.
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