English Abstract

Analysis of Structure of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates by Cooperation of a Synchrotron Radiation Experiment and a Large-scale Simulation
1. Analysis of Structure of Fillers in Rubber by Ultra-small Angle X-ray Scattering of Synchrotron Radiation

JSR Corporation, Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2021),94(9),325-334 General Review in Japanese

A synchrotron radiation experiment and a large-scale simulation are indispensable for development new functional rubber materials in recent years. In this series of lectures, I will try to explain about an analysis of structure of filled rubber vulcanizates by cooperation of a synchrotron radiation experiment and a large-scale simulation. In this first article, I will discuss an ultra-small angle X-ray scattering experiment of end-modified styrene butadiene rubber, and a reorganization of filler structure by large- scale reverse Monte Carlo simulation using this experimental data.

Keywords: Polymer Materials, End-modified Styrene Butadiene Rubber, Synchrotron Radiation, Spring-8, Ultra-small Angle X-ray Scattering, Reverse Monte Carlo Method