Nanocomposites: structure, phase behavior, and properties.

@article{Kumar2010NanocompositesSP,
  title={Nanocomposites: structure, phase behavior, and properties.},
  author={Sanat K Kumar and Ramanan Krishnamoorti},
  journal={Annual review of chemical and biomolecular engineering},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={37-58}
}
It is well recognized that nanocomposites formed by adding nanoparticles to polymers can have significantly enhanced properties relative to the native polymer. This review focuses on three aspects that are central to the outstanding problem of realizing these promised property improvements. First, we ask if there exist general strategies to control nanoparticle spatial distribution. This is an important question because it is commonly accepted that the nanoparticle dispersion state crucially… CONTINUE READING
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