@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13488,
	  title     = {Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Microhardness of Polymer Blends of Poly (Ethyl Methacrylate)(Pema) and Poly (Ethylene Oxide) (Peo)},
	  author    = {Sanjay Kumar Awasthi and  Sunil Kumar Bajpai and  Surendra Kumar Pandey and  Ajay Utiye},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The effect of gamma irradiation on micro-hardness of polymer blends of poly (ethyl methacrylate)(PEMA) and poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO) has been investigated to detect the radiation induced crosslinking. The blend system comprises a noncrystallizable polymer, PEMA and a crystallizable polymer, PEO. On irradiation, the overall hardness of the blend specimens for different dose levels infers occurrence of a crosslinking process. The radiation-induced crosslinking was greater for blends having lower concentration of PEO. However, increase in radiation dose causes softening of blend system due to radiation induced scissioning of the chains
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {1103 - 1106},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13488},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/71},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 71, 2012},
	}