Accession Number : ADA428045


Title :   Flammability and Thermophysical Characterization of Thermoplastic Elastomer Nanocomposites


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING INC(ERC INC) EDWARDS AFB CA


Personal Author(s) : Marchant, D ; Koo, J H ; Blanski, R L ; Webber, E H ; Ruth, P N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a428045.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The introduction of inorganic nanomaterials as additives into polymer systems has resulted in polymer nanostructured materials exhibiting multifunctional, high performance polymer characteristics beyond what traditional polymer composites possess. Selective thermoplastic elastomers have been used with montmorillonite organoclays, POSS(registered), carbon nanofibers to develop a flame resistant material. Thermal and flammability properties of these polymer nanocomposites will be presented.


Descriptors :   *THERMAL PROPERTIES , *FLAMMABILITY , *NANOSTRUCTURES , *THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES , POLYMERS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , MONTMORILLONITE


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE