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Flame-made nanoparticles for nanocomposites

Camenzind, Adrian and Caseri, Walter R. and Pratsinis, Sotiris E. (2010) Flame-made nanoparticles for nanocomposites. Nano Today, 5 (1). 48 - 65.

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Processing of flame-made nanoparticles into polymers is reviewed including surface modification and compounding. Recent advances in combustion and aerosol science enable scalable synthesis of such nanoparticles way beyond today's commercially available nanostructured carbon black and fumed silica. As a result, sophisticated filler nanoparticles with closely controlled size, morphology (aggregates or agglomerates) and composition (segregated or mixed phases or nanothin coatings onto core particles) become available motivating research for their surface functionalization and dispersion. Emphasis is placed on nanocomposite mechanics and optics. Quantitative relations for optimal nanocomposite structure are presented: from the particle–polymer interface to the formation of a percolation network.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Flame; Particle; Composite; Mechanics; Optics
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8511
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 10:41
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 10:41

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