Publications NMR Mouse Category: Polymers

Quantitative NMR monitoring of liquid ingress into repellent heterogeneous layered fabrics

Fabrics which are water repellent and repellent to other liquids are often constructed using multiple layers of material. Such a construction is preferable to a single layer of a liquid-repellent textile because, under the action of an applied pressure, ingress of a liquid through the first layer can be halted by the second or subsequent …

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Aging of polymeric materials by stray‐field NMR relaxometry with the NMR‐MOUSE

The sensitivity of NMR relaxation to molecular motion is explored to study the aging of polymer materials and paint binder in master paintings. Polymeric materials are formulated from macromolecules with a distribution of molecular weights and low molecular weight additives. Their physical and chemical properties change with time due to exposure to temperature, mechanical stress, …

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Dynamics of ionic liquids in poly(vinyl alcohol) porous scaffold. Low field NMR study

In this study molecular dynamics of ionic liquids in poly(vinyl alcohol) scaffolds were investigated. The binary poly(vinyl alcohol) – ionic liquid (PVA-IL) compound was prepared from initial solutions of water, ionic liquid (IL) and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) at different concentrations. Subsequently water was evaporated under open conditions, leaving the scaffold/IL system of interest. Low field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation and diffusion measurements, …

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Single-sided NMR for the measurement of the degree of cross-linking and curing

The degree of cross-linking and curing is one of the most important values concerning the quality of cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X) and the functionality of adhesives and resin-based components. Up to now, the measurement of this property has mostly been time-consuming and usually destructive. Within the shown work the feasibility of single-sided nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) …

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Spatially Resolved Measurements of Crosslinking in UV-Curable Coatings Using Single-Sided NMR

The UV-driven photocuring of coatings results in a crosslinked polymeric network. The degree of crosslinking in these coatings is typically assessed via optical spectroscopy; unfortunately, optical methods are typically limited in their maximum depth access. Alternatively, single-sided nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) can be used to probe the crosslinking of UV-curable coatings in a spatially sensitive …

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Single-Sided Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Non-Invasive Tool to Evaluate Sprayed Polymer Concrete

Single-sided nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful tool to evaluate building-material properties such as layer thickness, moisture content, and ageing. Due to its simple setup, it is potentially applicable on site. It is non-invasive with a high depth resolution and makes a number of parameters for planning and executing the rehabilitation of buildings as …

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Nondestructive Quantification of Local Plasticizer Concentration in PVC by 1H NMR Relaxometry

The properties of plasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) , one of the most important polymers today, are strongly dictated by the concentration of plasticizer. Yet, it has been impossible to quantify this concentration at different positions inside a PVC product without its destruction because of a lack of suitable analytical methods. Thus, this paper introduces a …

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Investigation of the extraction process in gel-spinning technology for ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers by low-field nuclear magnetic resonance

A portable, low‐field nuclear magnetic resonance scanner, the nuclear magnetic resonance mobile universal surface explorer, is introduced as a tool for investigating the extraction process of mineral oil in the gel‐spinning technology of ultrahigh‐molecular‐weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers. Factors affecting the extraction process were studied systematically; these included the UHMWPE type, extraction agent type, and concentration …

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