A comparative study of RTV11TM and IntersleekTM elastomers was presented. Indentation curves obtained from atomic force microscopy force-volume imaging, showed that the presence of filler particles in the polymeric matrices created surface microdomains with enhanced stiffness with respect to regions without particles close to the surface. Phase-contrast images of the elastomers were explained in terms of local variations in viscoelastic properties and penetration depths of the tip while tapping.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry