Double staining method for transmission electron microscope observation of HIPS/ABS blend

Satoru Hosoda, Keitaro Kojima

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Abstract

A double staining method using both osmium tetraoxide and ruthenium tetraoxide was applied to the morphology observation of high-impact polystyrene(HIPS)/ABS resin blend by transmission electron microscopy. Polybutadiene rubber particles and each matrix composed of polystyrene and styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer could be clearly distinguished by this method. The staining mechanism was elucidated by X-ray spectra and elemental images on scanning transmission electron micrographs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-84
JournalPolymer Communications
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

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