Plasma polymerization surface modification of Carbon black and its effect in elastomers

Tony Mathew, Rabin N. Datta, Wilma K. Dierkes, Auke G. Talma, Wim J. van Ooij, Jacques W.M. Noordermeer*

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Surface modification of carbon black by plasma polymerization was aimed to reduce its surface energy in order to compatibilize the filler with various elastomers. A fullerenic carbon black was used for the modification process. Thermogravimetric analysis, wetting behavior with liquids of known surface tension, TEM and TOF-SIMS were used to characterize the carbon black before and after modification. The state of plasma-coated carbon black in rubber was studied by means of conductivity measurements. The behavior of the modified filler in rubber was studied using the Payne effect and stress/strain properties. The study shows that plasma-coated carbon black results in a better dispersion in different rubber systems than the uncoated version.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecular materials and engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2011


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