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A nanocomposite based on a styrene-acrylate copolymer and native montmorillonite clay 1. Preparation, testing, and properties

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The preparation of a polymer nanocomposite by compounding an aqueous polymer emulsion with an aqueous dispersion of montmorillonite clay is described. A styrene-acrylate copolymer emulsion and a purified native montmorillonite clay from Latvian deposits are used. An X-ray diffraction analysis and differential scanning calorimetric thermograms are shown. Data on the influence of montmorillonite concentration on the tensile stress-strain diagram, elasticity, yield stress, breaking stress, and ultimate elongation of the processed nanocomposite material are obtained.

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Translated from Mekhanika Kompozitnykh Materialov, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 61–74, January–February, 2006.

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Maksimov, R.D., Gaidukovs, S., Kalnins, M. et al. A nanocomposite based on a styrene-acrylate copolymer and native montmorillonite clay 1. Preparation, testing, and properties. Mech Compos Mater 42, 45–54 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11029-006-0015-6

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