Applied Magnetic Resonance

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 177–185 | Cite as

Single-point imaging of vulcanized boundary in rubber

  • P. J. Prado
  • L. Gasper
  • G. Fink
  • B. Blümich


A single-point imaging-based method for broad-line analysis is presented. The technique is used for obtaining spectroscopic information of a two-component covulcanized rubber sample. A new noninvasive procedure allows for the discrimination of natural rubber and poly(styrene-cobutadiene) rubber components, resulting in chemical and mechanical characterization of the sample interface. On the basis of the space-resolved chemical shift weighted measurements a sharp interface of thickness less than 200 um was found. Spin-spin relaxation weighted profiles show a wider interface, with a gradual cross-link density change extended to about 500 μm over the natural-rubber component.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Natural Rubber Free Induction Decay Rubber Sheet Magnetic Resonance Imaging Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Prado
    • 1
  • L. Gasper
    • 1
  • G. Fink
    • 1
  • B. Blümich
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare ChemieRheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleAachenGermany

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