Plastics Nanotechnology


Welcome to the Plastics Nanotechnology section. The latest articles for this section are displayed below:

Fluorinated polymer/organo-modified magnetic nanoparticle composites

Manami Iizuka and Atsuhiro Fujimori
14 March 2018
Organo-modified magnetic nanoparticles can be evenly dispersed within a fluoropolymer matrix by melt compounding for the development of transparent, heat-resistant, flexible nanocomposite films.

Fabrication of buckypaper via a resin infiltration technique

Zaheen Ullah Khan
6 February 2018
Polymer nanocomposite papers produced through a novel approach exhibit high flexibility, improved thermal stability, and easy processability, and can thus be used in a variety of technical applications.

Rheology of polyacrylamide/layered double hydroxide nanocomposites

N'guadi Blaise Allou and Rajib Lochan Goswamee
30 January 2018
The viscoelastic properties and stability of hybrid gels, synthesized via in situ polymerization, are improved upon addition of magnesium-aluminum layered double hydroxide.

Structure-property relationships of 3D-printed carbon nanotube/polymer composites

Huseini S. Patanwala and Anson W. K. Ma
26 December 2017
A dimensionless volumetric flow rate is found to be a critical parameter for understanding the microstructure and subsequent mechanical properties of 3D-printed composites.

UV-induced changes to the structure of polycarbonate

Sanboh Lee and Julie P. Harmon
19 December 2017
Experiments reveal that acetone absorption induces crystallinity in polycarbonate and that the irradiated samples exhibit enhanced solvent crystallization.

Aerogel-reinforced polymer nanocomposites

Saeed Salimian and Ali Zadhoush
12 December 2017
Carbon aerogels are lightweight, mesoporus, solid-state materials that can be used to reinforce composites and to enhance their thermal and mechanical properties.

Applications of nanomaterials in medicine

Stefano Nobile and Lucio Nobile
6 December 2017
Recent advances in nanotechnology, particularly for diagnostic, therapeutic, and bone tissue engineering purposes, are discussed.

Enhancing the processability of plastics using carbon dioxide and water

Silas Owusu-Nkwantabisah, Alan J. Lesser, and Claudia Staudt
27 November 2017
The synergy obtained by combining supercritical carbon dioxide and superheated water enables polyethersulfone to be processed at significantly lower temperatures than in conventional processes.

Adding carbon nanotubes to elastomer blends for improved mechanical performance

Seyed Mohamad Reza Paran, Ghasem Naderi, and Aghil Babakhani
14 November 2017
The addition of carbon nanotubes into a natural rubber/ethylene propylene diene monomer blend enhances the cure characteristics and physical and mechanical properties of the resultant nanocomposites.

Friction stir processing of thermoplastic/rubber/nanoclay composites

Mohammad Reza Nakhaei, Amir Mostafapour, and Ghasem Naderi
2 November 2017
The effects of pin geometry and process parameters on the mechanical properties of samples fabricated via this novel technique are investigated.