Sabah A. Salman, Nabeel A. Bakr, Huda T. Homad, A Study of FTIR and some Mechanical Properties of Sodium Iodide (NaI) Salt Filled Polymer Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films, ILCPA Volume 78, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 78)
    The effect of Sodium Iodide (NaI) salt on mechanical properties of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was studied in this work. The interaction between (NaI) salt and polymer (PVA) was investigated by (FTIR) spectroscopy. The effect of (NaI) salt on the mechanical properties of the polymer (PVA) was studied by hardness and tensile tests. FTIR spectra analysis of pure and (NaI) filled (PVA) films showed that the vibrational modes have changed due to the effect of filler salt in the polymer (PVA). Hardness test showed that the hardness increases unsystematically with increasing the weight ratio of added sodium iodide salt except the weight ratio of (16 wt %) compared with pure (PVA) film, while the experimental results of the tensile test for (PVA-NaI) composite films showed unsystematic change of tensile strength, elongation at break and Young's modulus after filling with different weight ratios of (NaI) salt compared with pure (PVA) film.
    Composites, FTIR, Mechanical Properties, Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), Sodium Iodide