Reactive barrier films

E. L. Cussler, Chungfang Yang

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Films containing immobile reactive species can dramatically retard diffusing solutes like oxygen and water vapor. The theory for these films which is developed here shows that this retardation is not in the steady state permeability, but in the lag before permeability first occurs. The results, which seem consistent with preliminary experiments, provide a rationale for building better barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1306
Number of pages26
JournalTAPPI - Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventProceedings of the 2000 TAPPI Polymers, Laminations, and Coating Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 27 2000Aug 31 2000

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