Cheng Zhu Liao

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Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) of 0.1 and 0.3 wt.% and hydoxyapatite nanorods (nHAs) of 8-20 wt.% were incorporated into polypropylene (PP) to form biocomposites using melt-compounding and injection molding techniques. The structural, mechanical, thermal and in vitro cell responses of the PP/MWNT-nHA hybrids were investigated. Tensile and impact(More)
This study focuses on the design, fabrication, microstructural and property characterization, and biocompatibility evaluation of polypropylene (PP) reinforced with carbon nanofiber (CNF) and hydroxyapatite nanorod (HANR) fillers. The purpose is to develop advanced PP/CNF-HANR hybrids with good mechanical behavior, thermal stability, and excellent(More)
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) blends consisting of polypropylene (PP) and maleated styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene (SEBS-g-MA) were reinforced with 0.2–2.5wt% carbon nanofibers (CNFs). Such nanocomposites were fabricated by melt-blending followed by injection molding. The structure, mechanical behavior and fracture toughness of TPO blends and(More)
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