Degradation of segmented poly(etherurethane) Tecoflex® induced by electron beam irradiation: Characterization and evaluation

@inproceedings{Guignot2001DegradationOS,
  title={Degradation of segmented poly(etherurethane) Tecoflex® induced by electron beam irradiation: Characterization and evaluation},
  author={C. Guignot and Nicolas Betz and Bernard Legendre and Alain Le Mo{\"e}l and Najet Yagoubi},
  year={2001}
}
Abstract We have studied the influence of electron beam irradiation on a polyurethane Tecoflex ® (TFX) used in medical applications; this study has been performed in order to evaluate the capability of such materials to be sterilized by electrons in industrial conditions. With this aim, thin films have been prepared and have been irradiated under a dose-rate of 5 MGy h −1 , with absorbed doses varying from 25 to 1000 kGy under O 2 . Analytical techniques used were size exclusion chromatography… CONTINUE READING