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Tissue engineering scaffolds formed by pseudo-negative voltage electrospinning
Min Wang , Ho-Wang Tong, April 2011
An emerging electrospinning technique enables the fabrication of multilayered fibrous membranes with high fiber density and reliable fiber alignment.
Theoretical model sheds light on film blowing
Kostas Housiadas, April 2011
Thin-film equations are formally derived to show how big an effect aerodynamics can have.
Microfibrillar thermoplastic-wood fiber blends with improved creep properties
Yanjun Xu, Qinglin Wu, April 2011
Incorporating engineering-plastic microfibrils in a high-density poly(ethylene) matrix creates new-generation wood-plastic composites with superior mechanical performance.
High-strain-rate behavior of polymer matrix nanocomposites
Zainal Arifin Ahmad, Hazizan Md. Akil , Mohd Firdaus Omar, April 2011
Static and dynamic mechanical properties of polymer composites are experimentally measured.
A new laminate compression test
Antonio Pereira,, Viitor Neves, Alfredo Morais , Rui Faria, April 2011
Laminated composite compressive strength can be measured, without massive or expensive test fixtures, with an end-loaded hybrid specimen.
Nanocomposites improve performance of biodegradable polymers
Carla Marega, Ramesh Neppalli, Roberta Saini, Valerio Causin , Antonio Marigo, April 2011
Nanocomposites based on polycaprolactone exhibit enhanced tensile properties and controlled biodegradation rates.
Cost-effective, less polluting UV-absorbent film
Chifei Wu, Qiuying Li, Yue Zhang, Qilin Zhou, April 2011
Modifying carbon black with a commercial UV absorber and incorporating it into polyester film improves the film's ability to absorb radiation of wavelength 300-400nm.
The radical-scavenging effect of silver ions in high-impact polystyrene synthesis
Florentino Soriano, Graciela Morales, April 2011
Silver nanoparticles decrease the polymerization rate by scavenging free-radicals from the polymeric initiator.
A cyanate ester resin modified with hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene
Qihui He, Jian Shen, Renfu Xu, Naidong Ding, Jing Liu, Baixing Hu, April 2011
Adding a reactive liquid rubber to a polymer resin results in a material with improved toughness and good thermal stability.
Macroscopic evaluation of nanofiller dispersion
Antonio Greco, Anna Cavallo, Carola Esposito Corcione, Alfonso Maffezzoli, May 2011
The degree of dispersion of lamellar nanofillers in a polymeric matrix is evaluated by rheological, mechanical, and permeability analysis.
How to control migration of slip agents in polyethylene films
Rodrigo Navarro, Helmut Reinecke, May 2011
Study of the behavior of lubricants in packaging materials shows that their diffusion to the surface strongly depends on their chemical structure and molecular weight.
Polypropylene/CO2 foaming in core-back molding
Masahiro Ohshima, Takeshi Ishikawa, May 2011
Visual observations and numerical calculations clearly illustrate foaming behavior in a mold cavity.
High-aspect-ratio microfeature injection molding
Han-Xiong Huang, Jose Castro, Can Yang , Allen Yi, May 2011
Microchannel layout and shape affect the filled length and surface morphology of molded microfeatures.
Equal-channel, multiple-angular extrusion of semicrystalline polymers
Andrei Vasilievich Voznyak, Yuri Vasilievich Voznyak, Victor Nikolayevich Varyukhin, Victor Aleksandrovich Beloshenko, May 2011
A new, simple, shear-based approach to solid-phase extrusion could potentially be used to improve the physical and mechanical properties of polymers.
Stochastic modeling of gelation time in photopolymerization
Aysegul Ersoy Mericboyu, Gokcen Alev Altun Ciftcioglu, May 2011
Monte Carlo simulations capture the effect of photoinitiator concentration on the gelation time of multifunctional polymer constituents.
Is calcium carbonate still reasonable as cheap and inert filler?
Erdal Bayramli, Nihat Ali Isitman, Mehmet Dogan, Cevdet Kaynak, May 2011
Calcium carbonate, a widely used, abundant filler, interacts adversely with halogen-free, flame-retardant additives in polypropylene composites.
Understanding hyperbranched polymerization mechanisms
Heng-Lei Su, Jung-Mu Hsu, Jing-Pin Pan, Chorng-Shyan Chern , Tsung-Hsiung Wang, May 2011
Free-radical polymerization and the Michael addition reaction mechanisms compete in a polymer system that forms a 3D cross-linked network structure.
Real-time tracking of polypropylene deformation
Patrice Bourson, Jean-Marie Hiver, Abdesselam Dahoun, Marc Poncot, Julien Martin, May 2011
A new Raman spectroscopy setup provides a rapid, powerful and non-destructive technique to follow microstructural changes occurring in polymers under stress.
Cottonseed protein makes superabsorbent composite
Cui Yingde, Yin Guoqiang, Buning Zhang, June 2011
Careful control of the copolymerization reaction yields a higher-absorbency composite of cottonseed protein and polymers.
Structure and mechanical properties of polymer blends incorporating waste PET
Ahmad Arefazar, Somayeh Lashgari, Soheila Lashgari , Somayyeh Mohammadian Gezaz, June 2011
Adding a compatibilizer to blends of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer and recycled engineering plastic results in better mixing as well as products with enhanced properties.


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