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High performance of silicone rubber nanocomposites with improved physical properties

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Highly extent exfoliated and intercalated silicone rubber (SR) nanocomposites based on natural montmorillonite (Cloisite Na+) and organically modified montmorillonite (Cloisite 30B and Cloisite 20A) were successfully prepared by melt-mixing technique. As indicated by the X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis, intercalation and exfoliation of the clay particles in the nanocomposites was achieved at less than 8 parts per hundred (phr) rubber by weight, irrespective of the initial interlayer spacing of the nanoclay particles. Cloisite 30B was spontaneously transformed into exfoliated nanostructures during the vulcanisation stage as suggested by X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transforms infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) results. [Continues.]

Funding

Malaysian Rubber Board

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

Publisher

© N.I.Nik Ismail

Publisher statement

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

2015

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Mo Song ; Ali Ansarifar

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

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