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Nanostructured acrylic triblock copolymers as toughening agents for epoxy
Uttandaraman Sundararaj, Mohammad T. Bashar, Pierre Mertiny, August 2013
In thermosetting epoxy the presence of self-assembled triblock copolymer nanostructures contributed to a more than threefold increase in fracture energy for a modifier loading of 5% by weight.
Foam injection molding using nitrogen and carbon dioxide as co-blowing agents
Xiaofei Sun , Lih-Sheng Turng, August 2013
A novel microcellular injection molding approach using nitrogen and carbon dioxide significantly improves the morphology and mechanical properties of melts.
Lateritic ore improves epoxy composite performance
Huseyin Deveci, August 2013
Adding lateritic ore fillers to an epoxy resin matrix achieves better thermal stability and mechanical properties while lowering production costs.
Rheology of polyamide 6 composites reinforced with microcrystalline cellulose
Douglas Bousfield, Douglas Gardner, Behzad Nazari, Alper Kiziltas, August 2013
Reinforcing a polyamide 6 matrix resulted in higher complex viscosities, storage modulus, and shear viscosities.
Totally bioresorbable stents with improved properties for cardiovascular disease
Jianting Dong, Lan Liao, Zhongyong Fan, Suming Li, Zhiqian Lu, August 2013
Semi-crystalline terpolymers prepared from L-lactide, trimethylene carbonate, and glycolide are promising materials for cardiovascular stents.
Investigation of polyamide 6,6 composites reinforced with sized carbon fibers
Cem Ozkan, N. Gamze Karsli, Ayse Aytac , Veli Deniz, August 2013
Superior composite materials with better tensile fracture resistance and can be produced by choosing the correct sizing agent.
Cellulose nanocrystals from garlic stalks as reinforcing filler for bioplastics
Fumihiko Hirose, Bashir Ahmmad, Joel R. Salazar, Enna Richel De Leon, Jerico Buenaobra, Melissa B. Agustin, August 2013
Starch-based biocomposite films incorporating spherical cellulose nanocrystals from garlic stalks offer a novel application of an underused natural fiber.
Influence of graphene oxide on the thermal properties of phenolic resin
Yongxin Chen, Zhengjun Yao, Jintang Zhou , Tishou Xu, Yibing Wu, August 2013
Addition of graphene oxide enhances the elasticity, stiffness, and tensile strength of phenolic resin, and improves its heat stability by nearly 30°C.
Effect of compatibilization on polyethylene/thermoplastic starch blends
Abdulrasoul Oromiehie, Ismail Ghasemi , Saeed Mortazavi, August 2013
Reactive mixing of low-density polyethylene and thermoplastic starch increases the viscosity of the resulting material owing to formation of a network of dispersed phase droplets.
Highly processable poly(vinyl chloride) by internal plasticization
Miquel Boix, Anton Santamaria, Eugenia Munoz, Itxaso Calafel , Ignacio Conde, Belen Pascual, September 2013
Triblock copolymers of poly(vinyl chloride) and poly(n-butyl acrylate) have better processing properties than poly(vinyl chloride) without the health problems associated with phthalate plasticizers.
Mixed-matrix membranes for desalination of water
Lawrence Arockiasamy Dass, Mansour Alhoshan, Javed Alam, September 2013
Polyether sulfone membranes doped with iron oxide nanoparticles maintain salt rejection efficiency at high fluid flux.
Tough, biodegradable poly(L-lactic acid) polymer blends
Ahmed El-Hadi, September 2013
Blending poly(L-lactic acid) and polyhydroxybutyrate, with tributyl citrate as the plasticizer, increases molecular mobility and the rate of crystallization.
Rheological characterization of wollastonite and glass fiber-reinforced polymers
Monica Naccache, September 2013
A comparison of the shear and extensional properties of glass and wollastonite fibers in composite materials shows that they increase the fluid elasticity, relaxation time, and storage modulus of composites.
Strong nitrile butadiene rubber nanocomposites
Mengjiao Liu, September 2013
Novel nanocomposites filled with organo-montmorillonites by direct co-coagulation offer improved mechanical properties compared to pure butadiene rubber with tensile strength about five times higher.
Flexural and erosive properties of aviation composites
Egemen Avcu , Sinan Fidan, Onur Coban, Mustafa Ozgur Bora, Tamer Sinmazcelik, September 2013
Increasing the amount of titanium dioxide particle filler in a polyphenylene sulfide composite improves stiffness but reduces erosion resistance, and beyond 10% filler concentrations impairs flexural strength.
Innovative fabrication of polymer/graphite conductive composites for heat dissipation
Mei Liang,, Huawei Zou, Shengtai Zhou, September 2013
Low-temperature expandable graphite can effectively improve the conductive properties of polymer-based composites.
Wheat-gluten biocomposite films reinforced with rice husk
Mehmet Sarikanat, Seyederfanhossein Emadi, Yoldas Seki , Kutlay Sever, September 2013
Adding a chitosan-polyethylene glycol plasticizer and a rice-husk filler to wheat-gluten films improves tensile strength and modulus, hardness, and water resistance.
Modeling mixed-mode I-II delamination
Alfredo Morais, October 2013
A new model of crack propagation based on resistance to cross-section rotations from cohesive distributed moments successfully models failure of a moment-loaded cantilever beam.
Transforming the resource base: new bioplastics
John R. Dorgan, October 2013
Poly(lactic acid) combined with nylon-11, a polymer from castor oil, creates a new family of 100 renewable plastic materials.
Polycarbonate nanocomposites for electromagnetic shielding
Sonia Dopico, Xoan Garcia, Maria Jose Abad , Santiago Garcia Pardo, Laura Arboleda, Ana Ares, October 2013
Appropriate toughening strategies yield polycarbonate/carbon nanotube composites with suitable conductivity and mechanical properties for the manufacture of electromagnetic-shielding device housings.

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