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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes for microwave heating of polymers
Adolfo Benedito, Enrique Gimenez, Begona Galindo, July 2016

Efficient heating is achieved by optimizing the dispersion of microwave susceptor additives within a polypropylene matrix.

Shear viscosity of fast-reacting aqueous polymer solutions
Urs Alexander Peuker, Magnus Tewes, July 2016

A power-law function is used in a simple empirical approach to describe the shear viscosity of acrylic acid in water during polymerization.

Numerical simulation and experimental validation of the dip-coating process
Wen-Xing Chen, Jian-Ping Ma, Meng-Meng Chen, Xian-Ming Zhang , Lian-Fang Feng, July 2016

A comprehensive investigation involved the direct measurement of the thickness, free surface, and flow field of non-Newtonian fluids and polyacrylic acid solutions.

Improving the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Leticia Guerreiro da Trindade , Marcia Regina Becker, July 2016

Incorporation of an ionic liquid into sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) polymer membranes increases their thermal stability and power density.

Effect of viscosity and processing parameters on the electrical conductivity of blends
Chul B. Park, Sai Wang, Yasamin Kazemi, Aboutaleb Ameli, Kejing Yu, July 2016

An investigation into polypropylene/polystyrene blends shows thermodynamic factors to be more influential than kinetic ones in selectively localizing carbon nanotubes.

Highly effective flame-retardant system for unsaturated polyester resin
Xiangfang Peng, Xingxing Shi , Saihua Jiang, July 2016

In a novel approach, ammonium polyphosphate and aluminum hypophosphite are incorporated into unsaturated polyester composites to enhance their flame retardancy.

Investigating resonance in carbon-nanotube-reinforced composites
Gholamhassan Payganeh, Mehdi Tajdari, Rasool Moradi-Dastjerdi, June 2016

The waviness of single-walled carbon nanotubes has a significant effect on the vibrational characteristics of functionally graded axisymmetric cylinders.

High-molecular-weight polyvinylidene difluoride binder for high-capacity cathodes
Maurizio Biso , Md-Jamal Uddin , Sung-Jin Cho, June 2016

Slurries prepared with optimized binders exhibit good rheological characteristics and are a cost-effective option for lithium-ion battery applications.

Biodegradable biocomposites with antimicrobial properties for food packaging
Stephen W. Bigger, Intan S. M. A. Tawakkal, Marlene J. Cran, June 2016

A novel ternary composite comprising a biopolymer, natural fibers, and an essential oil extract is a promising active material for extending the shelf-life of food products.

Improved surface hydrophilicity of polyvinylidene fluoride ultrafiltration membranes
Wei-Guang Sun, Qiong Wu, Wei-Wei Zhu, Sun-Jie Xu, Gui-E Chen , Zhen-Liang Xu, June 2016

A novel modification approach involves blending with polyvinyl alcohol and carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes.

Enhancing the mechanical characteristics of thermoplastic vulcanizates
Ahmad Reza Shafieizadegan-Esfahani , Mohammad Milad Abdollahi, June 2016

Novel processing methods are tested to improve the tensile properties of ethylene propylene diene monomer/polypropylene composites.

Braided composite rebar as an alternative to steel
Cagri Ayranci, Marcus A. Ivey, Jason P. Carey, June 2016

Combining braiding and pultrusion into a single manufacturing process enables the production of hybrid-composite rebar with adaptable geometric and mechanical properties.

Frictional heating of extruded polymer melts
Hector S. Zamora-Lopez, Benjami-n M. Mari-n-Santibanez, Jose Perez-Gonzalez, June 2016

Rheo-particle image velocimetry and thermal imaging results show that frictional and viscous heating act synergistically to produce significant temperature increases when a melt is extruded under slip conditions.

Biocompatible reinforcement of poly(lactic acid) with graphene nanoplatelets
Carolina Goncalves, Artur Pinto , Joaquim Moreira, Ines Goncalves, Fernao Magalhaes, Ana Machado, June 2016

Improved mechanical properties of composites produced by melt blending is achieved at low filler loadings.

Fabrication of self-reinforced cellulose composites
Supachok Tanpichai, May 2016

Cellulose fibers from agricultural waste are used to prepare composites with improved mechanical properties.

Improved electrical and optical properties of a poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposite
M. Majhi, R. B. Choudhary , P. Maji, May 2016

An in situ polymerization technique is used to reinforce the polymer matrix with γ-methacryloyloxy propyl trimethoxy silane-treated titanium dioxide nanoparticles.

Low-velocity impact response of nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells
M. Mosavi Mashhadi, Omid Rahmani, Mohammad R. Bayat, May 2016

A two-step perturbation method is used to study the nonlinear behavior of functionally graded carbon-nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells with different filler distributions.

De-inking paper sludge as a potential reinforcement for recycled plastics
M. Makhlouf, A. Elleuchi, Ahmed Elloumi , Ch. Bradai, May 2016

The addition of de-inking paper sludge into recycled high-density polyethylene composites improves their tensile strength and stiffness, but is detrimental to their ductility and toughness.

Simple method for fabrication of highly conductive natural rubber nanocomposites
Lih-Sheng Turng, Chunmei Zhang, May 2016

In a novel approach, graphene oxide/natural rubber nanocomposites are immersed in hydroiodic acid for in situ reduction of graphene oxide to graphene.

Forming of composite spars that include carbon nanotube interlayers
Malin Ã…kermo, Per Hallander , Jens Sjolander, May 2016

An experimental study illustrates how the manufacture of composite parts is affected by the introduction of multiwall carbon nanotubes between pre-impregnated layers.

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