AFM study of morphological rearrangement of poly (butyl methacrylate) latex in the presence of alkali soluble resin

Young Jun Park, Jung Hyun Kim

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Atomic force microscopy was used to analyze the surface morphology of PBMA latex containing alkali soluble resin (ASR) for comparison in the difference of surface structure and topography. It was shown that the more instances of disruption to regular packing of particles were observed in latex film containing ASR. As the annealing proceeds, PBMA latexes are more susceptible to fusion than some of the adsorbed ASR at the particle surface or existed on the top layer. The difference of degree of fusion between two phases would be bigger at higher temperature, thus it leads to deeper and wider dent on the particle surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1


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