The Role of Interface in Fabrication of Clay-Polyolefin (PO) Nanocomposites: Computation and Reality

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ConferenceASME 2006 Multifunctional Nanocomposites International Conference (MN2006), September 20–22, 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
AbstractThe effect of interfacial interaction between the nano-particles and the polymer matrix plays a determined role in the fabrication of polymer nanocomposites. For layered structure nano-particles like nanoclays, depending on the level of such interaction, the dispersion of the nanoclays can vary from micro-size (micro-composite) to nano-size (nano-composite, both intercalated and exfoliated structure). This article focuses on the effect of the interaction between the nanoclay and polypropylene matrix on the dispersion of the obtained nanocomposites. Both computation (molecular modeling) and experiments have been conducted on various systems (with different modifications of clay surface) in order to get a better understanding about this complex issue. The results have provided different useful highlights for the fabrication of polyolefin nanocomposites.
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AffiliationNRC Industrial Materials Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number53917
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