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Title: Unique morphology of dispersed clay particles in a polymer nanocomposite
Authors: Malwela, T
Ray, SS
Keywords: Polymer nanocomposite
Morphology
Dispersed clay particles
Focused-ion beam
Polymer nanocomposite
Polymer s
Nanotechnology
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Malwela, T and Ray, SS. 2011. Unique morphology of dispersed clay particles in a polymer nanocomposite. Polymer, Vol 52(5), pp 1297-1301
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7862
Abstract: This communication reports a unique morphology of dispersed clay particles in a polymer nanocomposite. A nanocomposite of poly[butylene succinate)-co-adipate] (PBSA) with 3 wt% of organically modified montmorillonite was prepared by melt-blending in a batch mixer. The focused-ion beam cross-sectioning at 36° to the sample surface, followed by delineation etching with water revealed a unique dispersed morphology of the clay particles in PBSA nanocomposite. The scanning electron microscopy image showed a unique structure, where the vertically embedded stacked silicate layers fall down to the PBSA matrix, forming a corn-flake like structure. This unique structured was called as “nano-flake".
Description: Copyright: 2011 Elsevier. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386111000358
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5468
ISSN: 0032-3861
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Nanotechnology
General science, engineering & technology

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