PhD Thesis Defence- Lucia Ortega

Published: Marzo 13, 2018

PhD Thesis Defence

Chain dynamics in crosslinked filled and unfilled polymer blends of different miscibility

 Candidate: Lucia Ortegaperfil-lucia-ortega_mini

 Supervisors: Silvina Cerveny and Gustavo A. Swartz

 Research group: Polymers and Soft Matter

 When: Friday 16th of March (11:00h)

  Where: CFM Auditorium

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Summary

Representation of the structure of a cross-linked rubber by sulphur vulcanization reaction

Representation of the structure of a cross-linked rubber by sulphur vulcanization
reaction

Rubber compounds normally used in the tire industry are multiphase composites obtained by mixing elastomeric matrices based on natural or synthetic rubbers, with fillers, stabilizers, vulcanization additives, and other special ingredients. The result is a very complex system whose final properties depend on the interactions among those ingredients. This PhD thesis tries to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the polymers as well as the interactions between polymer and additives, which is of utmost importance to improve the design of materials with desired properties.