Autoadhesion of high-molecular-weight polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) at room temperature

Y.M. Boiko, Jørgen Lyngaae-Jørgensen

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Measurements of the shear strength of adhesion joints revealed the autoadhesion of high-molecular-weight PS (polydisperse and monodisperse polymers) and PMMA at 24 degrees C, that is 75-85 degrees C below the calorimetric glass transition temperature of the polymer bulk, provided that the time of contact between surfaces was from several days to several weeks. The effect observed suggested the possibility of limited mass transfer across the PS-PS and PMMA-PMMA contact zones that remained nonvitrified even at these low temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPolymer Science Series B
Issue number5-6
Pages (from-to)151-154
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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