Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Emerging Scientific Commercial Opportunities
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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Polymer nanocomposites represent a radical alternative to conventionally macroscopically filled polymers. Because of their nanometer-size dispersion the nanocomposites exhibit markedly improved properties when compared to the pure polymers or conventional composites. These include increased modulus and strength, outstanding barrier properties, increased solvent and heat resistance and decreased flammability. In this paper the physical and mechanical properties of nanocomposites are reviewed and discussed in terms of their static and dynamic properties.
- Laminates and Composite Materials