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High mechanical performance polyurea/organoclay nanocomposites

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posted on 17.06.2015 by Dongyu Cai, Mo Song
This study reported that the intercalation of C20 organoclay was achieved in polyurea (PUr) matrices. The significant reinforcement was observed in a highly crosslinked PUr (HPUr), in which the Young’s modulus, stress and elongation at break was improved by ∼40%, ∼110% and ∼50%, respectively, with the addition of 5 wt% C20. The energy dissipation of HPUrs was more than doubled by 5 wt% C20 at the strain of 50% and 100%. It was also found that the reinforcement was not equally significant in a lowly crosslinked PUr, indicating that macromolecular structure of the PUr matrices was important for optimizing the nano-effect in the nanocomposites.

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We thank EPSRC (UK) for providing funding [grant number EP/G042756/1] for this work.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Materials

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COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Volume

103

Pages

44 - 48 (5)

Citation

CAI, D. and SONG, M., 2014. High mechanical performance polyurea/organoclay nanocomposites. Composites Science and Technology, 103, pp. 44 - 48.

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© Elsevier

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2014

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This is an Open Access article published by Elsevier under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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0266-3538

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en

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