Polymer Nanostructures and Nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites (PNC) consist of a polymer or copolymer having nanoparticles or nanofillers dispersed in the polymer matrix. These may be of different shape (e.g., platelets, fibers, spheroids), but at least one dimension must be in the range of 1–50 nm. These PNC's belong to the category of multi-phase systems (MPS, viz. blends, composites, and foams) that consume nearly 95% of plastics production. These systems require controlled mixing/compounding, stabilization of the achieved dispersion, orientation of the dispersed phase, and the compounding strategies for all MPS, including PNC, are similar. Alternatively, polymer can be infiltrated into 1D, 2D, 3D preform creating high content polymer nanocomposites.

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Polymer Science Conferences | Composite Materials Conferences | Polymer Science and Composite Materials Conferences Europe | Polymer Science and Composite Materials Conferences 2023 | Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites Conferences

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The Royal Society of Chemistry | Belgian Polymer Group | North American Thermal Analysis Society | The Society of Polymer Science | Polymer Processing Society | Materials Research Society | American Society for Testing and Materials