Three-dimensional structural analysis of carbon black in rubbery matrix studies by transmission electron microtomography

Tatsuro Kitaoka, Hidekazu Sugimori, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Keizo Akutagawa, Naruhiko Mashita, Toshio Nishi, Hiroshi Jinnai

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Abstract

Spatial distribution of carbon black particles (CB) in rubbery matrix was studied by transmission electron microtomography (TEMT). The three-dimensional (3D) digital images obtained by TEMT were subjected to 3D image analysis: One is 3D particle analysis, which provides the size distribution of the aggregates of the CB. The other is a Monte Carlo simulation that packs primary CB particles (into the CB region) as much as possible. The Monte Carlo simulation provides the possible model of the positions of the primary particles of the CB. The both methods gave the difference of the spatial distribution of the CB between the two types of rubber materials with different mixing conditions and the same composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3339-3340
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

Other

Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period06/9/2006/9/22

Keywords

  • Filler distribution
  • Image analysis
  • Three-dimensional observation
  • Transmission electron microtomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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