Heat treatment effect on erosion behavior of poly(methylmethacrylate) for optical transmittance efficiency

Coban O.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, cilt.317, ss.405-413, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 317
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.08.119
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.405-413


Influence of heat treatment on optical transmittance of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) samples was investigated under solid particle erosion. Heat treatment was employed at 85 C for 1, 2 and 3 h. Effect of heat treatment on physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties of PMMA samples was investigated by differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Vickers microhardness measurement methods. After these analysis, both pristine and heat treated PMMA samples were eroded at 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 impingement angles. Then, optical transmittance of all eroded PMMA samples was inspected by a UV-Vis spectrometer. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to explain the erosion mechanisms and to compare the roughness and optical transmittance of eroded PMMA surfaces.