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Technical Article Briefs
Processing effects on piezoelectric films
Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Abdesselam Dahoun, Matthias Meier, Brice Vincent, Sabu Thomas, Didier Rouxel , Van Son Nguyen, October 2013
Films of poly(vinylidene fluoride) copolymerized with trifluoroethylene made by spin coating have similar properties but a broader, less intense Curie peak at higher temperature than solvent-cast films.
Biocomposites based on poly(lactic acid) and hydrotalcite
Luigi Botta, Roberto Scaffaro, October 2013
The benefit of adding a filler may be outweighed by matrix degradation.
Eliminating separation during powder injection molding
Berenika Hausnerova , Daniel Sanetrnik, Petr Ponizil, October 2013
A combination of scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, and a mathematical approach quantify the extent of separation of highly filled polymer melts.
Cure kinetics of organoclay-unsaturated polyester resin nanocomposites
Mehdy Vafayan, Mohammad Atai, Mohammad Hosain Beheshty, Mehdi Poorabdollah, October 2013
The choice of clay affects homogeneity, curing behavior, and optimal curing conditions.
Tough polyamide 6/core-shell blends by reactive extrusion
Liang Dong, Jiao Li, Dongguang Yan , Faliang Luo, October 2013
Continuous in situ anionic polymerization of e-caprolactam in a twin screw extruder produces tough polyamide 6 blends incorporating dispersed domains with a core-shell structure.
Thermal degradation of polyamide 6 with melamine and boron-based additives
Ceyda Isbasar , Jale Hacaloglu, Erdal Bayramli, October 2013
The thermal degradation characteristics of polyamide 6 containing melamine and boron-based compounds was systematically investigated with direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry.
Improving the performance of monomer-cast nylon 6
Yilan You, Min Yu, Duxin Li, October 2013
Using liquid paraffin and dimethyl silicone fluid as modifiers in monomer-cast nylon 6 leads to improved tribological and mechanical properties.
Graft polymers for separation of heavy metals
Harun Ciftci, October 2013
Polystyrene-graft-ethyl methacrylate copolymer can be used to remove zinc, copper, and cobalt ions from samples.
Polyamide 6/polycarbonate blends compatibilized in situ
Maysam Farahani, Mohammad Reza Saeb, October 2013
Toughened blends of two immiscible polymers were obtained by adding unmodified and maleated poly[styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene] triblock copolymer to achieve a core-shell morphology.
Characterization of kaolin-filled polymer composites
Nivin Ahmed, Azza Ward, Magda Tawfik, November 2013
Addition of a treated kaolin filler improves the mechanical and electrical properties of polymer composites produced from unsaturated polyester derived from polyethylene terephthalate waste.
Rheology and crystallization of polyethylene/organoclay nanocomposite films
Ali Asghar Katbab, Hossein Nazockdast, Behzad Nazari, November 2013
Elongational flow in polyethylene/organoclay nanocomposites breaks their 3D network and aligns clay platelets, subsequently affecting the composite's non-isothermal crystallization and melt behavior.
Fabrication of self-reinforced polycarbonate films
Andrea Wibbeke , Volker Schoppner, November 2013
Uniaxial stretching with appropriate choices of stretching ratio, stretching rate, and temperature improves the strength, stiffness, and optical properties of amorphous polycarbonate film.
Hybrid reinforcement of silicone rubber
Nik I. Nik Ismail, Mo Song, Ali Ansarifar, November 2013
Filling with montmorillonite clay and precipitated silica significantly improves mechanical properties.
Controlling diameter of fibers for antibacterial dressings
Kiyohito Koyama, Tongsai Jamnongkan , Masataka Sugimoto, Sathish K Sukumaran , Ryo Shirota, November 2013
Incorporating larger zinc oxide nanoparticles results in finer electrospun fibers of poly(vinyl alcohol).
Rheological investigation of the elasticity of polymeric systems
Esmaeil Narimissa, Rahul Gupta, November 2013
Shear rheological analysis has led to a new insight into the relationship between the first normal stress difference, the dispersion of filler material, and the applied shear stress on polymer nanocomposites.
A novel dielectric sensor
Dipak Khastgir, Tapan Kumar Chaki, Mostafizur Rahaman, November 2013
Composites of polyaniline with ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer combine tensile strength and a high dielectric response.
Breathable polyethylene/sepiolite nanocomposite films
Jose Maria Kenny, Silvia Elena Barbosa, Raquel E. Martini , Andrea Terenzi, November 2013
Polyethylene/sepiolite nanocomposite films provide a new material with high elongation at break and transparency, increased Young's modulus and strength, and higher gas permeability.
Experimental investigation of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene fracture
Naghdali Choupani , Abuzar Es'hagi Oskui, Elyas Haddadi, November 2013
A new loading device was developed to determine the mixed-mode critical stress intensity factors of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.
Preparing micro/nanocellular open-pore polypropylene foam
Masahiro Oshima , Haruo Shikuma, Shunya Yasuhara, Ryoma Miyamoto, November 2013
A sorbitol-based additive acts as an excellent crystal and bubble nucleating agent during core-back foam injection molding.
Replacing platinum in a dye-sensitized solar cell
Sook-Wai Phang , Kavirajaa Pandian Sambasevam, Desmond Teck-Chye Ang, Seng-Neon Gan, Keisuke Kawata, Noriyuki Kuramoto, November 2013
Polyaniline nanocomposite synthesized with alkyd has good adhesion to fluoride-doped tin oxide and could be used as a low-cost counter electrode for photovoltaics.

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