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An assessment of polymer nano-composite materials.

Chakravorty, S (2002) An assessment of polymer nano-composite materials. NPL Report. MATC(A)123

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Polymer nano-composites represent a radical alternative to conventionally filled polymers. The science involves the addition of specially treated nano-scale clay particles, such as montmorillonite, to a variety of plastics to produce significantly improved properties. Understanding the structure-properties relationships is crucial for the successful development of new nano-composite materials. A brief review of polymer nano-composites materials, their applications and associated modelling work has been carried out. An assessment of the reported test methods, including NPL's preliminary results from a pilot study of nylon 6/clay nano-composite material, is presented.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: MATC(A)123
Keywords: nano-materials, nanotechnology
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Polymers
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/2465

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