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dc.contributor.author Greesh, N
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas S
dc.contributor.author Bandyopadhyay, J
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-19T07:55:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-19T07:55:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.citation Greesh, N. Ray, S.S. and Bandyopadhyay, J. 2013. Role of nanoclay shape and surface characteristics on the morphology and thermal properties of polystyrene nanocomposites synthesized via emulsion polymerization. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 52(46), pp 16220-16231 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0888-5885
dc.identifier.uri http://pubs.acs.org/doi/ipdf/10.1021/ie4024929
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/7230
dc.description Copyright: 2013 ACS Publications. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. The definitive version is published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 52(46), pp 16220-16231 en_US
dc.description.abstract This work evaluates the role of the surface properties and shape of clay type on the morphology, thermal, and thermo-mechanical properties of the polystyrene (PS)/clay nanocomposites prepared via free-radical emulsion polymerization. Attapulgite clay (ATT) with a needle-like morphology and montmorillonite clay (MMT) with a platelet-like structure were used in this study. The dispersed behavior of the clay particles in the PS matrix was studied using X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Only intercalated structures were obtained with ATT at all of the clay loadings, whereas semiexfoliated structures were observed with MMT in the low clay loading. All of the composites obtained were found to be more thermally stable than neat PS. However, the composites prepared with the MMT exhibited greater thermal stability relative to those prepared using the ATT at similar clay loading. Furthermore, the composites prepared with MMT exhibited higher storage moduli than those prepared using ATT. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ACS Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;12144
dc.subject Nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Attapulgite clay en_US
dc.subject ATT en_US
dc.subject Montmorillonite clay en_US
dc.subject Morphology clay en_US
dc.title Role of nanoclay shape and surface characteristics on the morphology and thermal properties of polystyrene nanocomposites synthesized via emulsion polymerization en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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