Uptake of water in as-spun poly(methyl methacrylate) thin films

Hironori Atarashi, Tomoyasu Hirai, Koichiro Hori, Masahiro Hino, Hiroshi Morita, Takeshi Serizawa, Keiji Tanaka

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    The extent of water sorption in a thin film of a typical glassy polymer, poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), was studied by neutron reflectivity. Interestingly, the as-spun film could uptake water to 16.3 vol%, much more than the reported value of a few vol% for bulk PMMA. This can be explained in terms of the heterogeneous density distribution in the film.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3516-3519
    Number of pages4
    JournalRSC Advances
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2013

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)


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