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Shear viscosity of fast-reacting aqueous polymer solutions
Urs Alexander Peuker, Magnus Tewes, July 2016
A power-law function is used in a simple empirical approach to describe the shear viscosity of acrylic acid in water during polymerization.
Shedding light on the viscoelasticity of conductive polymer composites
Shouli Wang , Peng Wang, Tianhuai Ding, October 2010
The recovery and relaxation properties of resistance in silicone-rubber/carbon black composites depend strongly on frequency.
Shielding with conductive polymer and carbon fiber composites
Dipak Khastgir, Mostafizur Rahaman , Tapan Kumar Chaki, February 2012
Short carbon fibers mixed with blends of ethylene vinyl acetate and acrylonitrile butadiene copolymer are promising materials for shielding electronics from electromagnetic radiation.
Side chain crystallinity enhances polymeric lubricant additives
Elvira Vidovic, Tomislav Karazija, Ante Jukic, June 2013
Increasing the proportion of long-chain alkyl methacrylates in a copolymer from 4 to 7 mol% lowers the pour point of its mineral oil solutions from −9°C to below −30°C.
Silver nanoparticles for wound dressings: electrochemical synthesis inside Poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) hydrogel
Aleksandra Radosavljevic , Branislav Nikolic, Bojana Obradovic, Vesna Miskovic-Stankovic , Jasmina Stojkovska, Zeljka Jovanovic, Zorica Kacarevic-Popovic, November 2013
Electrochemically reducing silver ions in situ within a swollen hydrogel network produces a strong material that slowly releases antibacterial nanosilver.
Simple method for fabrication of highly conductive natural rubber nanocomposites
Lih-Sheng Turng, Chunmei Zhang, May 2016
In a novel approach, graphene oxide/natural rubber nanocomposites are immersed in hydroiodic acid for in situ reduction of graphene oxide to graphene.
Simple toughening of epoxy thermosets by preformed thermoplastics
Devendra Kumar, Prasun Roy , Chitra Rajagopal, Surekha Parthasarathy, Saurabh Chaudhary, April 2014
Reinforcing with microspheres avoids the need for solvent removal and improves impact strength and fracture toughness without compromising tensile properties.
Simple, efficient preparation of high-performance natural rubber composites
Charoen Nakason, Yeampon Nakaramontri, Norbert Vennemann, Claudia Kummerlowe, November 2014
In situ functionalization of carbon nanotubes gives composites with a very low electrical percolation threshold and excellent properties.
Simulating ultrasonic decrosslinking of crosslinked high-density polyethylene
Avraam Isayev , Keyuan Huang, January 2017
Process modeling results are validated with experimental twin-screw extrusion measurements.
Simulation of parison shape at pinch-off in blow molding
Yoshiyuki Iemoto, Ryuichi Kawachi, Youhei Fukuzawa, Shuichi Tanoue , Hideki Tomiyama, November 2010
Predictions of the multilayer-parison shape during extrusion blow molding are aided by finite-element calculations.
Skinless thermoplastic polyurethane foams
Lih-Sheng Turng , Hao-Yang Mi , Xin Jing, February 2014
Using carbon dioxide and water as co-blowing agents during microcellular injection molding forms a foam with promise for use as a tissue engineering scaffold.
Slower crystallization of poly(butylene terephthalate) copolymers
Qingjuan Kong, Weilan Xue, Zuoxiang Zeng, Xiaoling Xiao , Wanyu Zhu, December 2012
Introducing the unsaturated dicarboxylic acid, fumaric acid, changes the crystallization behavior of a common thermoplastic.
Solution-cast graphite nanoplatelet/poly(lactic acid) nanocomposite films
Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Erin M. Sullivan , Richard Flowers, Ben Wang, April 2015
The microstructure and mechanical properties of solution-cast composite films can be significantly improved by compression molding.
Specific nonlinear viscoelasticity in reinforced natural rubber
Chuanhui Xu, Yukun Chen, January 2012
Natural rubber reinforced with zinc dimethacrylate shows specific nonlinear viscoelasticity behavior due to ionic cross-links.
Stability of wood/polyvinyl chloride composites under UV-light aging
Napat Pattamasattayasonthi, Kantima Chaochanchaikul, Vichai Rosarpitak, Narongrit Sombatsompop, November 2010
UV light affects the mechanical and structural stability of composite materials, which can be reduced successfully by employing an acrylic protecting layer.
Starch-filled polymer composites
Sanghoon Kim, August 2012
A new method produces robust, degradable polymer composites at room temperature from starch and alkyl cyanoacrylate.
Starve-fed single-screw extrusion of polymer blends
Krysztof Wilcynski, Adrian Lewandowski, Krzysztof J. Wilczynski, November 2016
In contrast to flood-fed extrusion, two distinct stages of melting are observed during starve-fed extrusion and a novel melting mechanism is thus proposed.
Stiff, highly damping thermoplastic polyurethane nanolaminates
Daniel Schmidt, Erik Dunkerley, September 2009
A new class of high-clay-content nanocomposites not only combines transparency, stiffness, and good damping properties but are also easier to test than their conventional counterparts.
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.
Strengthening composites with waste rubber
Adel Ramezani Kakroodi, Denis Rodrigue, March 2014
Process optimization enables impact modification of polymer composites using surface-coated waste rubber particles.

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