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Effect of γ-dose rate on crystallinity and morphological changes of γ-sterilized biomedical polypropylene
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The present work is aimed to study the changes in crystallinity and morphology of biomedical polyolefins after γ-sterilization. The isotactic polypropylene (iPP) films were sterilized by γ-radiation and the changes were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques. The effect of dose rate on crystallinity changes also was focused. It was found that crystallinity and morphology significantly changed with γ-irradiation. There was an increase in crystallinity up to 10 kGy accompanied with decrease in viscosity and mechanical properties.
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This page is a summary of: Effect of γ-dose rate on crystallinity and morphological changes of γ-sterilized biomedical polypropylene, Polymer Degradation and Stability, February 2009, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2008.10.027.
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