Three-dimensional structural analysis of multi-component nano-fillers in rubbery matrix studied by transmission electron microtomography

Yuki Shinbori, Hiroshi Jinnai, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Takeshi Kaneko, Ken Ichi Niihara, Hideo Nishioka, Keizo Akutagawa, Naruhiko Mashita, Toshio Nishi

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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) structure of rubber containing two kinds of nano-filler, i.e., carbon black (CB) and silica (Si) particles, has been studied by transmission electron microtomography (TEMT) together with electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). In a digital slice obtained from the 3D reconstructed TEMT data, two kinds of particles were clearly distinguished. Some structural parameters, e.g. particle size and their distributions, were evaluated independently for the CB and Si particles from the 3D reconstruction of the TEMT. Details of 3D quantitative image analysis as well as the experimental technique will be discussed at the conference time.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27

Other

Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period05/5/2505/5/27

Keywords

  • Electron energy loss spectroscopy
  • Filler distribution
  • Three dimensional direct observation
  • Transmission Electron Microtomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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