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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 28, Number 6, Page 655 (1984)
Materials/Packaging
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Moisture solubility and diffusion in epoxy and epoxy-glass composites

by L. L. Marsh, R. Lasky, D. P. Seraphim, G. S. Springer
The solubility and kinetics of moisture transport mechanisms in epoxy-type resin and resin-glass composites have been investigated over a range of partial pressure and temperature. Moisture absorption-desorption in these systems is a quasi-reversible process, the kinetics of which are non-Fickian (Type II) and dependent on prior history. The multistaged sorption and transport behavior are interpreted in terms of multiphase models.
Related Subjects: Analytical models; Chemistry and chemical engineering; Films; Materials; Models and modeling; Packaging; Physical chemistry