Polymer Degradation and Stability
A pseudo-in-situ XPS approach shows that cross-linking induced by irradiation may lead to char formation even though it shows only a small or no effect on the onset temperature of degradation.
Hao, JIanwei; Wu, Shaoli; Wilkie, Charles; and Wang, Jianqi, "An XPS Study of the Radiation-induced Effect on the Thermal Degradation and Charring of Butadiene and its Copolymers" (1999). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 747.