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Title: The effect of a third component on the morphology and mechanical properties of liquid-crystalline polymer and polypropylene in situ composites
Authors: Xu, QW
Man, HC 
Lau, WS
Keywords: In situ composite
Morphology
Tensile strength
Thermoplastics
Thermotropic liquid-crystalline polymers
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Composites science and technology, 1999, v. 59, no. 2, p. 291-296 How to cite?
Journal: Composites science and technology 
Abstract: Maleic-anhydride-grafted PP (MAGPP) and polycarbonate (PC) were used as the third component and their effect on the morphology and the mechanical properties of in situ composites of Rodrun liquid-crystalline polymer (LCP) and polypropylene (PP) has been investigated. The addition of LCP in a PP matrix resulted in an increase in tensile modulus but a decrease in tensile strength. The addition of MAGPP as third component in the LCP/PP binary system has considerable effect on both the tensile strength and tensile strain. Furthermore, the introduction of PC in the LCP/PP binary system resulted in a significant increase in tensile modulus, tensile strength and tensile strain. The 30 wt% of PC in the LCP/PP/PC ternary system was an optimum value for the best mechanical properties. A lamella-like morphology was found at the tensile fracture surface of the LCP/PP/PC ternary system whereas it was ribbon-like structure in the LCP/PP binary system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12976
ISSN: 0266-3538
EISSN: 1879-1050
DOI: 10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00068-2
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