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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)