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A review of the water barrier properties of polymer/clay and polymer/graphene nanocomposites

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posted on 17.06.2016 by Bowen Tan, Noreen Thomas
© 2016 Elsevier B.V.This paper reviews the literature on moisture barrier properties of polymer/clay and polymer/graphene-based nanocomposites. The various models proposed to predict the effects of nanofillers in reducing water vapour permeability through polymers are outlined. These models are based on a range of different factors such as; tortuosity, geometry, platelet stacking, orientation, polymer chain confinement and plasticization. Published experimental studies of water vapour permeability in both polymer/clay and polymer/graphene nanocomposites are then reviewed. The extent to which the models are validated by the results of these studies is discussed, together with the degree to which the potential for water barrier improvement in polymer nanocomposites has been realised.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

Published in

Journal of Membrane Science

Volume

514

Pages

595 - 612

Citation

TAN, B. and THOMAS, N.L., 2016. A review of the water barrier properties of polymer/clay and polymer/graphene nanocomposites. Journal of Membrane Science, 514, pp. 595-612.

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© Elsevier

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Membrane Science and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.05.026.

ISSN

0376-7388

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1873-3123

Language

en

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