Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Radiation Crosslinking

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9728

n The formation of chemical links between polymer chains through the action of high-energy radiation, commonly gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source of electrons from an electron gun. The treatment has improved the modulus and raised the use temperature of polyethylene wire coatings and some polymer films. Exposure must be accurately controlled if the crosslinking is to be achieved without degrading the resin (Mark JE (ed) (1996) Physical properties of polymers handbook. Springer, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA