Accession Number : ADA566320


Title :   Nanostructured Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Aug 2004-1 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIR


Personal Author(s) : Mabry, Joseph M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a566320.pdf


Report Date : 30 Aug 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : The objective of this work is the synthesis of new thermoplastic and thermosetting nanocomposite materials for the study of fundamental properties and phenomena. When the program began, only limited physical, mechanical, and surface property characterization data was available in polymer and composite technologies. This is important because, by controlling polymer composites at the nano-level, ideal property improvements were envisioned. During the program, new materials were produced and new methods for nanoparticle incorporation were developed. These advancements led to numerous property enhancements, particularly in the area of surface properties. This report summarizes only a portion of the results obtained during this program with a particular focus on the non-wetting materials research.


Descriptors :   *NANOSTRUCTURES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FLUOROPOLYMERS , NANOPARTICLES , POLYMERS , SURFACE PROPERTIES , THERMOPLASTIC RESINS , THERMOSETTING PLASTICS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE