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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 18, pp 6148–6153 | Cite as

Development and characterisation of novel electrospun polylactic acid/tubular clay nanocomposites

  • Y. DongEmail author
  • D. Chaudhary
  • H. Haroosh
  • T. Bickford
Letter

Abstract

A novel material formulation method of polylactic acid /tubular clay nanocomposites via electrospinning was introduced and the important processing parameters such as solution concentration, clay loading, material feed rate were particularly investigated. The hybrid fibre diameter, the clay dispersability and the thermal properties of such nanocomposites were then characterised by using the scanning electron microscopy, wide-angle X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry, respectively, to establish a fundamental structure–property relationship for the future application.

Keywords

Clay Feed Rate Polylactic Acid Clay Content Electrospun Fibre 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the financial supports from both Curtin Internal Research Grants (IRG) 2010 (Project no.: 47604) and New Staff Academic Development Fund to Dr. Y. Dong. The technical assistance of XRD analysis from Prof. De Yu Li, Centre for Materials Research (CMR), Curtin University of Technology is also acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Dong
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. Chaudhary
    • 2
  • H. Haroosh
    • 2
  • T. Bickford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCurtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringCurtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

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