Elastomer Nanocomposites(I)

엘라스토머 나노복합체(I)

  • Bang, Dae-Suk (Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kumoh Institute of Technology) ;
  • Kye, Hyoung-San (Department of Design & Materials, Mokwon University) ;
  • Cho, Ur-Ryong (Department of Applied Chemical Engineering, Korea University of Technology & Education) ;
  • Min, Byung-Gak (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Chungju National University) ;
  • Shin, Kyung-Chul (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Chungju National University)
  • 방대석 (금오공과대학교 고분자공학과) ;
  • 계형산 (목원대학교 디자인소재학과) ;
  • 조을룡 (한국기술교육대학교 응용화학공학과) ;
  • 민병각 (충주대학교 고분자공학과) ;
  • 신경철 (충주대학교 고분자공학과)
  • Published : 2009.03.30

Abstract

Recently, elastomer-nanocomposites reinforced with low volume fraction of nanofillers have attracted great interest due to their fascinating properties. The incorporation of nanofillers, such as, layered silicate clays, carbon nanotubes, nanofibers, calcium carbonate, metal oxides or silica nanoparticles into elastomers improves significantly their mechanical, thermal, dynamic mechanical, barrier properties, flame retardancy, etc. The properties of nanocomposites depend greatly on the chemistry of polymer matrices, nature of nanofillers, and the method in which they are prepared. The uniform dispersion of nanofillers in elastomer matrices is a general prerequisite for achieving desired mechanical and physical characteristics. In this paper, current developments in the field of elastomer nanocomposites reinforced with layered silicates, silica, carbon nanotubes, nanofibers and various other nanoparticles have been addressed.

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