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Data on Nanocomposites Detailed by Researchers at University of Aveiro (Molecular dynamics of nanocomposites natural rubber/cellulose nanowhiskers...

July 29, 2014



Data on Nanocomposites Detailed by Researchers at University of Aveiro (Molecular dynamics of nanocomposites natural rubber/cellulose nanowhiskers investigated by impedance spectroscopy)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- New research on Nanocomposites is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Aveiro, Portugal, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "High performance nanocomposites based on natural rubber reinforced with different amounts of cellulose nanowhiskers, extracted from the rachis of date palm tree, were successfully developed with particular dielectric properties. The nanocomposite films' properties were investigated using impedance spectroscopy."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Aveiro, "The rubber matrix presents a relaxation processes, a water polarization relaxation and an ionic conduction phenomenon. The a relaxation, correlated with the mobility of the natural rubber polymer chains, is influenced by the interactions between the nanofiller and the matrix."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The cellulose nanowhiskers are responsible for another relaxation phenomenon."

For more information on this research see: Molecular dynamics of nanocomposites natural rubber/cellulose nanowhiskers investigated by impedance spectroscopy. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2014;196():187-191. Journal of Molecular Liquids can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Molecular Liquids - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/500849)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Ladhar, University of Aveiro, Dept. of Phys, P-3800 Aveiro, Portugal. Additional authors for this research include M. Arous, H. Kaddami, M. Raihane, A. Kallel, M.P.F. Graca and L.C. Costa.

Keywords for this news article include: Aveiro, Portugal, Europe, Emerging Technologies, Molecular Dynamics, Nanocomposite, Nanocomposites, Nanotechnology, Physics

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