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Investigation of the effect of clay nanoparticles on the thermal behavior of PLA using a heat flux rapid scanning rate calorimeter
(Polymer Testing, 2014)
The effect of clay nanoparticles on the glass transition and melting behavior of PLA was examined using a heat flux, rapid scanning rate calorimeter. The samples were prepared by electrospinning through incorporation of ...
Cure kinetics of liquid crystalline epoxy resins based on biphenyl mesogen
(Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014)
The cure kinetics of a biphenyl-based liquid crystalline (LC) epoxy resin (LCER) was studied using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and polarized optical microscopy. The effects of LC phase formation on the cure ...
Modeling the interphase of a polymer-based nanodielectric
(IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 2014)
A three-phase theoretical model is proposed that is suitable for describing the effective permittivity of polymer-matrix composites containing spherical nanoparticles. The model accounts for the presence of an interphase ...
Semi-interpenetrating polymer networks prepared from in situ cationic polymerization of bio-based tung oil with biodegradable polycaprolactone
(RSC Advances, 2014)
In situ cationic polymerization of bio-based tung oil in the presence of poly(ε-caprolactone), a crystallizable, biodegradable, and biocompatible polymer, was performed to produce novel semi-interpenetrating polymer networks ...
Retrofit of a Rubotherm ISOSORP® 2000 for PVT-x and sorption measurements at cryogenic temperatures
(Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, 2014)
Type V composite storage tanks have significantly increased the working pressures of cryogenic systems for aerospace applications. However, the current operating pressures often exceed the range of available mixture property ...
Injection repair of carbon fiber/bismaleimide composite panels with bisphenol E cyanate ester resin
(Composites Science and Technology, 2014)
Resin injection of bisphenol E cyanate ester, a low viscosity resin that cures into a high temperature thermoset polymer, is investigated as a reliable repair method to restore strength and stiffness in delaminated carbon ...
Tung oil-based thermosetting polymers for self-healing applications
(Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014)
Several bio-renewable thermosetting polymers were successfully prepared from tung oil through cationic polymerization for the use as the healing agent in self-healing microencapsulated applications. The tung oil triglyceride ...
HYdrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER)
(WSU Golden Grads, 9/11/2014)
This presentation describes projects at the Hydrogen Properties and Energy Research (HYPER) Lab at Washington State University, including unmanned aerial vehicle and hydrogen fuel storage research.
Supercritical carbon dioxide-assisted silanization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and their effect on the thermo-mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposites
Supercritical carbon dioxide was employed as the solvent for the functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with an epoxy-capped silane. The silanization protocol was found to be a suitable green alternative ...
Bio-renewable precursor fibers from lignin/polylactide blends for conversion to carbon fibers
Lignin, a highly aromatic biopolymer extracted as a coproduct of wood pulping, was investigated as a suitable precursor for carbon fibers. Lignin was chemically modified and blended with poly(lactic acid) (PLA) biopolymer ...