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J. Korean Ceram. Soc. > Volume 41(6); 2004 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society 2004;41(6): 430.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4191/kcers.2004.41.6.430
Effect of Ar+ Ion Irradiation of Polymeric Fiber on Interface and Mechanical Properties of Cementitious Composites
Jin-Wook Seong, Seung-Hun Lee1, Ki-Hwan Kim2, Young-Whoan Beag3, Seok-Keun Koh3, Ki-Hyun Yoon4
R & D center, P & I Corp, Shinnare Techotown
1Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Kunsan National Universit
2R & D center, P & I Corp, Shinnare Techotow
3R & D Center, P & I Corp., Shinnae Techotow
4Department of Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University
The values of fracture energy and mechanical flexural strength of Fiber Reinforced Cement (FRC) with polypropylene (PP) fiber modified by Ion Assisted Reaction (JAR), by which functional groups were grafted on the surface of PP fiber, was improved about 2 times as those of fracture energy and flexural strength of cement reinforced by untreated PP fiber. PP fiber was irradiated in O$_2$ environment by Ar$^$+/ ion. The contact angle of PP treated by IAR decreased largely when compared with untreated PP. From this result, we expected that surface energy and interfacial adhesion force of treated PP fiber increased. The strain hardening occurred in the strain-stress curve of FRC including PP treated by IAR when compared with that of FRC with untreated PP. These enhanced mechanical properties might be due to strong interaction between hydrophilic group on modified PP fiber and hydroxyl group in cement matrix. This hydrophilic group on surface modified PP fiber was confirmed by XPS analysis. We clearly observed hydration products that were fixed at modified PP fiber due to the strong adhesion force of interface in cement reinforced modified PP by SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) study.
Key words: Ion Assisted Reaction (IAR), PP fiber, Hydrophilic group, Adhesion force, Fracture energy
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