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Isolating the Role of Nanofillers: A Study on Amorphous Polyamide Nanocomposites

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Emmanuelle Reynaud, Daniel Schmidt, Gowri Dorairaju, Saurabh Toshniwal, Kunal Tulsyan

University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Lowell, MA

Paper No. IMECE2008-67373, pp. 233-234; 2 pages
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 13: Nano-Manufacturing Technology; and Micro and Nano Systems, Parts A and B
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4874-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


We report the production of transparent, amorphous, partially exfoliated polyamide / nanoclay nanocomposites. Stiffness and yield strength increase with nanoclay content, while work-of-fracture remains constant below an inorganic content of 0.25 vol%.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Nanocomposites



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