Interfaces

Chapter
Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

Abstract

In Chaps.  3 and  4, the importance of surface modification of nanoparticles and the critical role played by the polymer–particle interface in controlling the dispersion (and distribution) of nanoparticles in polymeric matrices was established. The next important question is, how does the presence of nanoparticles affect the orientation of polymer chains (or interfacial region) in their vicinity and the thickness of this ‘influential interface’? This is the main focus of this chapter.

Keywords

Clay Entropy Surfactant Graphite Silicate 

List of Abbreviations

Polymers and Other Organic Compounds

HDPE

High-density polyethylene

EEA

Poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid)

EPR

Ethylene propylene rubber

PA

Polyamide

PAN

Polyacrylonitrile

PBT

Polybutylene terephthalate

PC

Polycarbonate

PE

Polyethylene

PEEK

Poly(etherketoneketone)

PEO

Polyethylene glycol

PET

Poly(ethylene terephthalate)

PMMA

Poly(methyl methacrylate)

POE-g-MA

Maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene–octene copolymer

PP

Polypropylene

PPO

Polyphenylene oxide

PS

Polystyrene

PTFE

Poly(tetrafluoroethylene)

PVDF

Polyvinylidene fluoride

Reinforcements

CB

Carbon black

CNF

Carbon nanofiber

CNT

Carbon nanotube

MMT

Montmorillonite

POSS

Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane

Characterization Techniques

AFM

Atomic force microscopy

NMR

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

SEM

Scanning electron microscopy

TEM

Transmission electron microscopy

XPS

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

XRD

X-ray diffraction

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.College of Materials Science and EngineeringBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Centre for Advanced Materials TechnologyThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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