Deformation and fracture mechanisms in polyethylene / clay nanocomposites

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ConferenceANTEC 2010, 2010-05-16, Orlando,Florida, USA
AbstractPolyethylene/montmorillonite nanocomposites based on LDPE, HDPE and LLDPE of similar rheological properties were prepared and mechanically tested in tension mode. It was shown that nanocomposites based on LLDPE exhibit a very peculiar behaviour, with a significant improvement in toughness (elongation at break). The mircorstructural features of the various nanocomposites were investigated through scanning and/or transmission electron microscopy. Based on those observations, an explanation for the deformation and fracture mechanisms in LLDPE/montmorillonite nanocomposites was proposed.
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AffiliationNRC Industrial Materials Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number52454
NPARC number16919803
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