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Technical Article Briefs
Interlayer matrix hybridization of carbon-fiber-reinforced composites
Brian Wardle, George Papanicolaou, Haris Doumanidis, Chris Velisaris, Vasileios Drakonakis, James Seferis, August 2010
Lamination of layered-structure composites enables improvements in fracture toughness and inhibition of crack propagation.
Improved car crash protection
Krzysztof Pielichowski, Andrew Walton, Slawomir Michalowski, Kambiz Kayvantash, James Njuguna, August 2010
Incorporating nanoclay into polyurethane foam improves low-velocity impact resistance.
Selecting latex characteristics
Mohammad Shahrokhi , Ehsan Vafa, Hossein Abedini, August 2010
Emulsion polymer properties can be regulated by a simultaneous inferential control strategy, even in the presence of some modeling errors.
Reinforced biocomposites with guaranteed degradability in soil
Sigbritt Karlsson, Rosana Moriana , Amparo Ribes-Greus, August 2010
The addition of cotton fibers to a starch-based commercial material maintains its thermal stability and assures its biodegradation.
Development of long-basalt- fiber-reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites
Tamas Deak , Tibor Czigany, August 2010
Long-fiber-reinforced compounds are particularly advantageous with respect to their dynamic mechanical properties.
Gelatin/hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffolds for bone repair
Rabiee Mohammad, Moztarzadeh Fathollah, Mahmoud Azami, August 2010
A specific combination of solvent-layer casting, freeze drying, and lamination techniques enables fabrication of biostructures with almost ideal properties for bone-tissue engineering.
Organoclay influence on polyamide-nanocomposite failure
R. Gnanamoorthy , Mallina Venkata Timmaraju, August 2010
Significantly improved flexural fatigue strength resulting from randomly dispersed layered nanoscale silicates enables novel structural applications.
Degradation behavior of aliphatic biodegradable polyesters
Guoping Chen, August 2010
Structural changes of polyesters during in vitro incubation provide insights into their degradation that could be important for development of biomedical applications.
Preparation of nanocellular foams
Jun Takagi, Masahiro Ohshima , Tomoyuki Nemoto, August 2010
Polymer-blend foams characterized by nanoscale cell structures offer potential for significantly improved performance compared to conventional materials.
How liquids flow through stretched glass-knitted preforms
Gilles Dusserre , Gerard Bernhart, July 2010
Knitted-preform extension in both principal directions affects coursewise flow and permeability ratio, but does not change walewise permeability except by modifying fiber-volume fraction.
Tuning nanocomposite membranes for separation of liquid mixtures
Anahid Sabetghadam, Toraj Mohammadi, July 2010
Annealing can be used to control the morphological, physicochemical properties and pervaporation performance of thin sheets of polyvinyl alcohol nanocomposites.
Gas-packing effects in external gas-assisted injection molding
Shia-Chung Chen, Yi Chang Lin, July 2010
Applying gas pressure on the back side of parts at the post-filling stage solves shrinkage at far lower pressure than conventional methods.
Predicting flow and temperature effects on polymer crystallization
Patrice Chantrenne, M'hamed Boutaous, Rabie El Otmani, Matthieu Zinet, July 2010
Simulating crystalline microstructure development under various thermal and mechanical conditions provides an essential step towards determining the final properties of injected parts.
Highly improved mechanical and tribological properties in nanofiber composites
Gang Sui, Carla Leer, Loren Baker, Wei-Hong Zhong , Weston Wood, Bin Li, July 2010
A facile melt-processing method enables uniform dispersion of carbon nanofibers in polyetherimide without any chemical or physical treatment.
Stronger high-density polyethylene
Xiaolei Chen , Lumin Wang, July 2010
Differential-scanning-calorimetry measurements show that nanocomposites containing barium sulfate have a more perfect crystalline phase.
Removing heavy metals from water
Sajjad Haider , Adnan Haider, Waheed A. Al-Masry, Nausheen Bukhari, July 2010
A functional nanofiber membrane can remove copper and lead ions from aqueous solution better than conventional membrane and polymer beads.
More efficient manufacture of controlled-rheology polypropylene
Santanu Dutta , Amit Rai, July 2010
Polymer formation of a certain molecular weight can be predicted with careful control of reaction conditions.
Artificial blood vessels
Lu Zhu , Weilin Xu, July 2010
Plasma treatment improves the mechanical properties of biomedical silk powder/polyurethane blend film.
Nanotalc improves properties of polyamide-6 binary and ternary nanocomposites
Prasath Balamurugan , S. N. Maiti, July 2010
Nanotalc is more easily exfoliated than nanoclay through melt blending and forms extended, networklike structures and improved tensile strength, modulus, and flow in polyamide-6.
Robustness of switchover methods for injection molding
David Kazmer, July 2010
The consistency of molded plastic products is highly dependent on the ability of injection-molding machines to reject uncontrolled variation.

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