Plastics Nanotechnology

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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.

Multiwalled carbon nanotubes for microwave heating of polymers

Begoña Galindo, Adolfo Benedito, and Enrique Giménez
20 July 2016
Efficient heating is achieved by optimizing the dispersion of microwave susceptor additives within a polypropylene matrix.

Investigating resonance in carbon-nanotube-reinforced composites

Rasool Moradi-Dastjerdi, Gholamhassan Payganeh, and Mehdi Tajdari
27 June 2016
The waviness of single-walled carbon nanotubes has a significant effect on the vibrational characteristics of functionally graded axisymmetric cylinders.

Enhancing the mechanical characteristics of thermoplastic vulcanizates

Mohammad Milad Abdollahi and Ahmad Reza Shafieizadegan-Esfahani
17 June 2016
Novel processing methods are tested to improve the tensile properties of ethylene propylene diene monomer/polypropylene composites.

Improved electrical and optical properties of a poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposite

P. Maji, R. B. Choudhary, and M. Majhi
27 May 2016
An in situ polymerization technique is used to reinforce the polymer matrix with γ-methacryloyloxy propyl trimethoxy silane-treated titanium dioxide nanoparticles.