A series of mixture of monodisperse poly(butyl methacrylate) (PBMA) latex particles and alkali soluble resin (ASR) was prepared to investigate the effects of ASR on PBMA film structure and individual morphology of particles using the atomic force microscopy (AFM). It has been found that the more instances of disruption to regular packing of particles, such as more holes, cracking, dislocations in regular arrays, and domains of random arrangement of particles in film with addition of ASR into the PBMA latexes. In addition, the "dent" appeared on the latex particle surfaces and the number of particles with dent was increasing with ASR concentration, annealing temperature, and annealing time.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Sep 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics