Elastomeric Phases for Toughening Air Force High-Temperature Polymers
Final rept. 30 Sep 96-29 Sep 99
CINCINNATI UNIV OH DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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A number of high-temperature polymers of interest and importance to the U.S. Air Force have a degree of brittleness that limits their utilization. This brittleness was reduced, and a number of other physical properties were improved, by the in-situ introduction of dispersed elastomeric phases. This was done in a modification of the sol-gel approach previously used to modify other properties by the introduction of much harder ceramic-like phases.
- Polymer Chemistry