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Recent Findings in Composite Materials Described by Researchers from Ningbo University of Technology

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Composite Materials have been published. According to news originating from Zhejiang, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL)/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanocomposite bars were prepared by injection molding, and the effects of RGO on the PCL matrix were investigated. Differential scanning calorimeter and polarized optical microscopy results demonstrated that RGO was an effective nucleation agent for PCL."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Ningbo University of Technology, "Two-dimensional wide angle X-ray diffraction results showed that the incorporation of RGO can enhance the orientation degree of PCL crystals in the flow direction and did not influence the crystal structure of PCL. Two-dimensional small angle X-ray scattering results confirmed that the orientation of PCL chains in the flow direction was enhanced with the increase of RGO content, which was attributed to that RGO obstructed the motion of polymer chains."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results indicated that the incorporation of RGO can enhance the crystallization and orientation of PCL matrix, which was the major factor for the improvement of mechanical properties."

For more information on this research see: Reduced graphene oxide enhances the crystallization and orientation of poly(epsilon-caprolactone). Composites Science and Technology, 2014;96():63-70. Composites Science and Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Composites Science and Technology -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from B.J. Wang, Ningbo Univ Technol, Coll Mat Engn, Ningbo 315211, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.G. Li, G.S. Weng, Z.Q. Jiang, P. Chen, Z.B. Wang and Q. Gu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Zhejiang, Composite Materials, People's Republic of China

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