Acharya, H. and Srivastava, S. K. and Bhowmick, Anil K. (2007) A solution blending route to ethylene propylene diene terpolymer/layered double hydroxide nanocomposites. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 2 (1). pp. 1-5.
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Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM)/MgAl layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanocomposites have been synthesized by solution intercalation using organically modified LDH (DS-LDH). The molecular level dispersion of LDH nanolayers has been verified by the disappearance of basal XRD peak of DS-LDH in the composites. The internal structures, of the nanocomposite with the dispersion nature of LDH particles in EPDM matrix have been studied by TEM and AFM. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) shows thermal stability of nanocomposites improved by approximate to 40 degrees C when 10% weight loss was selected as point of comparison. The degradation for pure EPDM is faster above 380 degrees C while in case of its nanocomposites, it is much slower.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||layered double hydroxide; nanocomposites; solution blending|
|Subjects:||Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2009 10:28|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2009 10:28|
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