The aging and release of pristine and functionalized carbon nanotubes from epoxy-nanocomposites during accelerated weathering

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Epoxies are widely used in various applications, including coatings, electronics insulations, and waterproofing applications due to their excellent properties such as good adhesion, electrical insulation, and heat resistance along with the strong mechanical property. Currently, [...]

Update on evaluation of enhanced darkfield microscopy and hyperspectral mapping for analysis of airborne nanoparticulate collected on filter-based media

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Current best-known methods for engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure assessment in occupational environments include the capture of airborne ENMs onto filter media.1–3 The current standard method for the analysis of filter media is direct visualization via [...]

Characterization of Nanosilica Release from a Weathered Nanosilica/Polyurethane Coating

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Polymer nanocoatings are widely used outdoor environment because the excellent properties. The addition of nanoparticles can improve performance properties including mechanical, electrical, chemical and ultraviolet resistance. However, because polymer in coating are susceptible to degradation [...]