Experimental Methodology

  • Indraneel Suhas Zope
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This chapter focuses on the rationale behind the use of polyamide 6 and montmorillonite, cationic exchange of montmorillonite, treatment of montmorillonite with a surfactant, and finally, compounding of polyamide 6/montmorillonite composites. Characterization techniques employed to understand different chemical and thermal (including combustion) properties are also described. Evaluation of evolved gases during thermo-oxidative decomposition of the prepared composites with thermogravimetric analyzer coupled with infrared spectrometer is emphasized in particular. Possible shortcomings are also highlighted.


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  • Indraneel Suhas Zope
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  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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