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PMMA-g-SOY as a sustainable novel dielectric material
(RSC Advances, 2014)
Soy protein (and associated carbohydrate) (SOY) is graft copolymerized with poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) to synthesize novel low cost dielectric materials for multifunctional applications. Graft copolymerization of ...
Impact of Large Scale Hydrogen Liquefaction in the Pacific Northwest
(WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) Board Meeting, 10/2/2014)
This presentation describes research at Washington State University related to hydrogen liquefaction and storage including student projects and potential future production avenues in the Pacific Northwest.
Composition-dependent fracture toughness of ROMP-based Dilulin/dicyclopentadiene copolymers
(Journal of Materials Science, 2014)
The fracture toughness of a series of ring-opening metathesis polymerization-based Dilulin/dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) copolymers was evaluated by utilizing the essential work of fracture method and the structure-fracture ...
Synthesis and characterization of phthalonitrile resins from ortho-linked aromatic and heterocyclic monomers
(Polymer International, 2014-03)
This article describes the synthesis and properties of phthalonitrile polymers prepared from three different ortho-linked monomers, namely 2,2′-bis(3,4-dicyanophenoxy)biphenyl, 1,2-bis(3,4-dicyanophenoxy)benzene and ...
Creep-resistant behavior of self-reinforcing liquid crystalline epoxy resins
The creep behavior of a liquid crystalline epoxy resin (LCER) was investigated and compared with that of a non-LCER prepared from the same epoxy monomer. The experimental data was evaluated using Burgers' model to explain ...
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 ...
Effects of unsaturation and different ring-opening methods on the properties of vegetable oil-based polyurethane coatings
A variety of vegetable oil-based, waterborne polyurethane dispersions have been successfully synthesized from different vegetable oil polyols exhibiting almost constant hydroxyl functionalities of 2.7 OH groups per molecule. ...
Novel bio-based composites of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)/distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)
(RSC Advances, 2014)
The PHA/DDGS composite is a promising low-cost, bio-based material for use in crop containers for the horticulture industry. This research effort has quantified the effects on mechanical and thermal properties of adding ...
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 ...
Pultruded glass fiber/bio-based polymer: Interface tailoring with silane coupling agent
(Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2014)
Economical glass fiber reinforced polymer composites were developed from biorenewable resins utilizing a highly automated pultrusion process. The composites were successfully pultruded with a self-built table-top pultrusion ...