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Title: Crystallization behavior of polymer/montmorillonite nanocomposites. Part I. Intercalated poly(ethylene oxide)/montmorillonite nanocomposites
Authors: Homminga, Douwe ×
Goderis, Bart
Dolbnya, I
Reynaers, Harry
Groeninckx, Gabriƫl #
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Publisher: Elsevier sci ltd
Series Title: Polymer vol:46 issue:25 pages:11359-11365
Abstract: The influence of montmorillonite (MMT) silicate layers on the semicrystalline morphology development of the poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) ,matrix of PEO/MMT nanocomposites has been investigated by using X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, light microscopy and time-resolved simultaneous small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering. The silicate layers act as nucleating agents for the crystallization of PEO, but at high content, also have a retarding effect oil the crystal growth. In that case they are non-crystallisable barriers in the crystallization of the PEO matrix. The lamellar semicrystalline structures of pure PEO and the PEO/MMT nanocomposites, are, however, identical. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0032-3861
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Chemistry - miscellaneous
Molecular Imaging and Photonics
Polymer Chemistry and Materials
× corresponding author
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