Effect of Water on Elastic and Creep Properties of Self-Standing Clay Films.

@article{Carrier2016EffectOW,
  title={Effect of Water on Elastic and Creep Properties of Self-Standing Clay Films.},
  author={Benoit Carrier and Matthieu Vandamme and Roland J-M Pellenq and Michel Bornert and Eric Ferrage and Fabien Hubert and Henri van Damme},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={1370-9}
}
We characterized experimentally the elastic and creep properties of thin self-standing clay films, and how their mechanical properties evolved with relative humidity and water content. The films were made of clay montmorillonite SWy-2, obtained by evaporation of a clay suspension. Three types of films were manufactured, which differed by their interlayer cation: sodium, calcium, or a mixture of sodium with calcium. The orientational order of the films was characterized by X-ray diffractometry… CONTINUE READING