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Artificial blood vessels
Lu Zhu , Weilin Xu, July 2010
Plasma treatment improves the mechanical properties of biomedical silk powder/polyurethane blend film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Influence of carbon nanofiber structure on polyethylene nanocomposites
Sungho Lee, Amod Ogale , Myung-Soo Kim, August 2010
Nanofiber morphology significantly affects the electrical and mechanical properties of linear, low-density, polyethylene/carbon nanofiber (LLDPE/CNF) composites.
Fiber orientation in injection-compression molded thermoplastics
Can Yang, Kun Li, Han-Xiong Huang, August 2010
Compression force, distance, and speed influence the alignment of glass fibers in five layers in short-fiber-reinforced polypropylene plastic parts.


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