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Show simple item record Sinha Ray, J Sinha Ray, Suprakash 2019-03-07T09:48:24Z 2019-03-07T09:48:24Z 2018-02
dc.identifier.citation Sinha Ray, J Sinha Ray, S. 2018. Structural characterization of polymer nanocomposites. In: Processing of Polymer-based Nanocomposites: Introduction, pp 87-126. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-97778-2
dc.description Copyright: 2018 Springer. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the published item. For access to the published version, kindly consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract The performance of a heterogeneous material, such as polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) is dictated by three main factors: (i) the inherent properties of the components; (ii) interfacial interactions; and (iii) structure of the PNCs. The structure of a PNC depends on the dispersion and distribution of the nanoparticles (NPs) in the polymer matrix. However, improving the dispersion by mechanical means or via chemical bonding can influence the properties of the obtained PNCs. Therefore, elucidating the dispersion and distribution characteristics and the associated mechanisms is important and can allow prediction of the final properties. This chapter describes the different techniques used to characterize the structure and morphology of various PNCs. Primary techniques include microscopy in real space and reciprocal space, X-ray scattering analysis, as well as indirect measurements to probe the interfacial region and some physical properties. All the techniques mentioned here have certain pros and cons, but complement each other. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;21772
dc.subject Polymer nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Nanoparticles en_US
dc.title Structural characterization of polymer nanocomposites en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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