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Application of CL/P Nanocomposites

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Hybrid materials; Inorganic/organic hybrid


Clay/polymer nanocomposites (CL/P NCs) are inorganic/organic composites consisting of exfoliated clay nanoplatelets and polymer. Due to their strong interactions and molecular-scale mixing, CL/P NCs exhibit much improved physical properties, such as high tenacity, drawability, transparency, etc., than those that are obtained by a simple addition of the physical properties of the components.


Organic/inorganic nanocomposites (NCs), composed of organic polymers and inorganic nanomaterials, have attracted continuous attention since the 1970s. This is because novel, value-added polymeric materials can be created from existing polymers by the application of nanoscale composite manufacturing techniques. It was initially anticipated that highly effective reinforcement of plastics could be realized by fine dispersion of inorganic nanomaterials with high rigidity and/or high aspect ratio throughout the polymer phase. The...


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  • Maleic Anhydride
  • Clay Platelet
  • Peak Heat Release Rate
  • Heat Distortion Temperature

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Haraguchi, K. (2013). Application of CL/P Nanocomposites. In: Kobayashi, S., Müllen, K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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