Enhanced studies of polymer nanocomposites(PNCs)has led to multiple discoveries of PNC's that exhibit viscosity behavior counter to the classical behavior for filled systems originally defined by Einstein(1). Opposed to the viscosity increase typically observed for [...]
To date, controlling the microstructure of carbon nanotube (CNT)-polymer composites remains a challenge due to high tendency of CNTs to aggregate. Proper dispersion of CNTs in the matrix has to be guaranteed to employ CNTs [...]
Toughening of commercial resin matrices with nano carboxylated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (CNBR-NP) and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR-NP) was investigated. Different processing techniques have been used. The rheological, cure, mechanical and morphological characteristics of both systems [...]
Epoxy resins based composites are used as laminates for printed circuits boards, aerospace, ballistic and engineering hardware components, automotive parts, electrical components and rehabilitation products. However, some of its interior characteristics such as thermal stability, [...]
During 2008 about 3 billion tons of concrete were produced all over the world, making it the most important industrial product produced in the history of mankind. Therefore, any technological improvement in this product will [...]
For many applications of nanostructured materials it is essential to understand the principles controlling self-assembly, which is often a challenging task due to the heterogeneity of building blocks, (different chemical nature, size, shape, deformability, etc.) [...]
The wrinkle pattern on polymeric surface is explained by chemical stresses. We solved the anomalous transport equation to obtain the concentration of solvent in polymeric film. The anomalous transport consists of case I and case [...]
Complex nanoparticles (CNPs) were formed by mixing Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) and Poly-D-Lysine with low (LMW-PDL) and high molecular weights (HMW-PDL). Since BSA and both PDL biopolymers in neutral and alkaline pHs are oppositely charged [...]
, Chatziioannou A.
, Chen Q.
, Cherepy N.
, Dooraghi A.
, Hajagos T.
, Kishpaugh D.
, Liu C.
, Payne S.
, Pei Q.
, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Heavy element loaded polymer composites have long been proposed to detect high energy X- and -rays upon scintillation. The previously reported bulk composite scintillators have achieved limited success because of the diminished light output resulting [...]
Conversion of near infrared radiation into heat, controlled at the nanoscale, is achieved and detected by exploiting the localized plasmonic resonance (LPR) of gold nanorods (GNRs) trapped in thermosensitive self-organized materials such as Liquid Crystals [...]
The assembly of monodisperse polystyrene microspheres under alternative current electric field was applied as a model system to study the assembling mechanism for nanomaterials. The microspheres of about 1-2 μm in diameter enable us to [...]
Here is examined the acoustic – electromagnetic transformation accompanying the propagation of sound wave through a magnetic nanofluid.The magnetic nanofluid was placed in the cylindrical resonator. An external magnetic field was applied along an axis [...]
Organogels based on liquid vegetable oils are possible replacers of saturated or hydrogenated fats in the food industry. There is still a lack of information about the link between macroscopic parameters and material microstructure. By [...]
Colloidal plasmonic nanostructures are finding increasing use in a variety of applications that range from nanoparticle synthesis to bioimaging to medical therapy. In many such applications, a pulsed laser is used to heat plasmonic nanostructures [...]
Gaseous nanobubbles adhering to solid surfaces immersed in de-ionized water were found to exhibit interfacial forces capable of nanopatterning hydrophobic surfaces at mild conditions. Random and net-like periodic nanopattern imprinted in polymeric film represent images [...]
It is known that the nearly monodisperse gold particles of nanosizes could be prepared by using digestive ripening. Based on the assumption of charged particles, the model for expressing the digestive ripening has been proposed. [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films & Composites
Published: June 15, 2014
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topicss: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture