Molecular adhesion at clay nanocomposite interfaces depends on counterion hydration-molecular dynamics simulation of montmorillonite/xyloglucan.

Abstract

Nacre-mimetic clay/polymer nanocomposites with clay platelet orientation parallel to the film surface show interesting gas barrier and mechanical properties. In moist conditions, interfacial adhesion is lowered and mechanical properties are reduced. Molecular dynamic simulations (MD) have been performed to investigate the effects of counterions on molecular… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/bm5014525

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