Influence of Beta Rays on Nylon 6 Mechanical Properties
Radiation cross-linking of polymers is a good modification method of modifying the properties of polymers, especially mechanical properties. The mechanical properties of non-irradiated and irradiated nylon 6 samples by beta rays were measured at the ambient and elevated temperature for comparison. The tested samples showed noticeable changes of mechanical behavior between ambient (23°C) and elevated (80°C) temperature and between non-irradiated and irradiated samples. It is possible to use these results in the practice because they clearly shows that radiation cross-linking influences the mechanical properties in most ways positively.
Dr. Tibor Krenický and Dr. Štefánia Olejárová
P. Stoklasek et al., "Influence of Beta Rays on Nylon 6 Mechanical Properties", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 756, pp. 27-34, 2017