Researchers from University of Cincinnati Discuss Findings in Thermal Science (Thermal behavior and structure of clay/nylon-6 nanocomposite synthesized by in situ solution polymerization)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Thermal Science are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Cincinnati, Ohio, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This article discusses the effect of increasing mass percentage of nanoclay on the thermal, structural and morphological properties of nanoclay/nylon-6 nanocomposite. Polymerization of epsilon-caprolactam conducted in the presence of clay resulted in increased d-spacing and expansion of the clay galleries."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Cincinnati, "A combination of differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy was used to study the structure-property relationship. The effect of clay on the melting behavior of nylon-6 was studied by using quenched and normally cooled samples. The clay particles acted as external nucleating agents, and a dramatic effect on the crystallization behavior of nylon-6 was observed. The nylon-6 crystals formed are predominantly of the gamma-type in the presence of clay. The presence of up to 1 % of clay lead to an increase in the heat of fusion."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "For nylon-6 samples containing greater than 1 % clay, the heat of fusion decreased significantly."
For more information on this research see: Thermal behavior and structure of clay/nylon-6 nanocomposite synthesized by in situ solution polymerization. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014;117(1):39-52. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry - www.springerlink.com/content/1388-6150/)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Vyas, University of Cincinnati, Coll Engn & Appl Sci, Mat Sci & Engn Program, Cincinnati, OH 45221, United States.
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