Plastics Nanotechnology

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Mechanical and crystal enhancements to polylactide with silver-nanoparticle filler

Jesús Bautista-Del-Ángel, Ana B. Morales-Cepeda, Tomas Lozano-Ramírez, Saúl Sanchez, Shahir Karami, and Pierre Lafleur
4 January 2017
Processing poly(lactic acid) with low concentrations of silver using a twin-screw extruder leads to nanocomposites with enhanced crystallinity and improved mechanical properties.

Novel preparation technique for polycarbonate/titanium dioxide nanocomposites

Daniel José da Silva
27 December 2016
The mechanical and thermal stability characteristics of bisphenol-A polycarbonate/electrospun titanium dioxide nanofiber samples, produced via molten-state mixing, are presented.

Liquid-crystal-functionalized carbon nanotubes improve nanocomposite properties

Dayong Gui, Weijian Xiong, Xue Gao, Xueqing Cai, Guiming Tan, and Jianhong Liu
21 December 2016
The addition of carbon nanotubes, functionalized with 4′-allyloxy-biphenyl-4-ol, to silicone resin improves the mechanical and thermal properties of the resultant nanocomposites.

Influence of graphene oxide inpolytriazoleimide nanocomposites

Balasubramanian Rukmanikrishnan, Bajaji Sadhasivam, and Sarojadevi Muthusamy
11 November 2016
Polytriazoleimide composites containing at least 1wt graphene oxide nanoparticles exhibit substantially improved thermal, mechanical, flame retardancy, dielectric, and water-absorption properties.

Magnetite nanoparticle polymer composites for prolonged and controlled drug release

Burcu Oktay, Serap Demir, and Nilhan Kayaman-Apohan
9 November 2016
Hydrogel samples that contain drug-loaded magnetite particles exhibit good release characteristics in both the presence and absence of a magnetic field.

Fabrication of polymer nanofiber arrays using thermal nanoimprint lithography

Paritat Muanchan, Shohei Suzuki, Takashi Kyotani, and Hiroshi Ito
31 October 2016
Controlling the molten polymer flow in anodic aluminum oxide templated thermal nanoimprinting produces polymer nanofiber arrays with reproducible well-defined fiber lengths and aspect ratios.

Polymer nanocomposite tribology improved with nanoclay reinforcements

Annas bin Ali, Mohammed Abdul Samad, and Nesar Merah
20 October 2016
The specific wear rate and coefficient of friction of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene samples are substantially reduced with the use of three different types of nanoclay filler.

Improving tissue engineering scaffolds with non-mulberry silk fibroin

Renchuan You, Jie Zhang, Yuhang Guo, Yanfei Feng, Xiufang Li, and Qiang Zhang
12 October 2016
Composite nanofibers of polycaprolactone and Antheraea pernyi silk fibroin exhibit good mechanical properties and promote cell attachment, spreading, and proliferation.

Direct deposition of copper nanoparticles on poly(glycidyl methacrylate) beads

Sakvai Mohammed Safiullah, Kathikar Abdul Wasi, and Kottur Anver Basha
19 September 2016
A simple method is used to fabricate nanohybrids that serve as effective catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol.

Using elongational flow to enhance the properties of polypropylene nanocomposites

Sundaresan Arunachalam, Markus Battisti, Leonhard Perko, Sebastian Stieger, and Walter Friesenbichler
4 August 2016
Different nozzle geometries were investigated to find the optimum injection molding strategy for the production of polymer nanoclay composites.