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Preparation and characterization of nano-sized Ag/PVP composites for optical applications
Abstract:A modification of the polyol process has enabled the direct synthesis of nm-sized Ag particles with narrow size distribution and controlled average dimension embedded in a polymeric matrix.
Metal-Polymer nanocomposites
Preface.Contributors. 1. Physical and chemical properties of nanosized metal particles (C.N.R. Rao, et al.). 2. Metal containing polymers: cryochemical synthesis, structure and physico-chemical
An acoustic-emission characterization of the failure modes in polymer-composite materials
Abstract A new methodology for the analysis of failure modes in composite materials by means of acoustic emission techniques has been developed. A single-carbon-fiber composite based on a polyester
Novel superabsorbent cellulose‐based hydrogels crosslinked with citric acid
This work is focused on the preparation of new environmentally friendly hydrogels derived from cellulose and hence originating from renewable resources and characterized by biodegradable properties.
The water ageing of unsaturated polyester-based composites: influence of resin chemical structure
Abstract Mechanical and calorimetric analyses have been carried out on four glass fibre laminated polyester resins (isophthalic, vinyl ester and bisphenol A and B) aged in liquid water at 20°C and
Effect of Stress Ratio on the Flexural Fatigue Behaviour of Continuous Strand Mat Reinforced Plastics
The flexural fatigue behaviour of continuous glass-matreinforced thermoset-based composites was investigated using four-point bending. The tests were carried out adopting different stress ratios, R,
Poly(lactic acid)/organoclay nanocomposites: Thermal, rheological properties and foam processing
In this study, polymer nanocomposites based on poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and organically modified layered silicates (organoclay) were prepared by melt mixing in an internal mixer. The exfoliation of
A general approach to describe the antimicrobial agent release from highly swellable films intended for food packaging applications.
A mathematical model able to describe the release kinetics of antimicrobial agents from crosslinked polyvinylalcohol (PVOH) into water is presented, corroborating the validity of the hypothesis made to derive it.
Reactively Modified Poly(lactic acid): Properties and Foam Processing
In order to produce modified poly(lactic acid) (PLA) resins for applications requiring high melt viscosity and elasticity (e.g., low-density foaming, thermoforming), a commercial PLA product has been