publication . Thesis . 2013

Polymer-filler interactions in polyether based thermoplastic polyureathane/silica nanocomposites

Heinz, Özge; Heinz, Ozge;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2013
  • Country: Yemen
Thermoplastic polyurethaneureas (TPU) are a unique class of materials that are used in a broad range of applications due to their tailorable chemistry and morphology that allow engineering materials with targeted properties. The central theme of this dissertation is to develop an understanding on polymer-filler interfacial interactions and related reinforcing mechanism of silica nanoparticles in polyether based TPU/silica nanocomposites. Prior to our investigation on nanocomposite materials, the growth of silica nanoparticles in different solvents was studied by monitoring the temporal changes in tetraethyl orthosilicate concentration and in the average diameter...
free text keywords: TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
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