Creep behavior of polystyrene/fluorohectorite micro- And nanocomposites

Suchart Siengchin, József Karger-Kocsis

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Pristine FH is incorporated into a PS matrix by melt blending with and without latex precompounding of PS and FH. Direct melt blending results in microcomposites, whereas the latex-mediated (masterbatch) technique results in PS/FH nanocomposites. The tensile creep response of the micro- and nanocomposites are determined in short-term creep tests. The resistance to creep is improved with increasing dispersion of FH in the PS matrix. Master curves (creep compliance vs. time), constructed based on isothermal creep tests performed in the temperature range between 5 and 45°C, show that the FH reinforcement affects mostly the initial creep compliance (interphase effect). On the other hand, the stable creep is matrix (bulk) dominated. It is established that the Williams-Landel-Ferry equation is fairly applicable to the creep results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2090-2094
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 19 2006


  • Creep
  • Fluorohectorite
  • Master curve
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polystyrene
  • WLF equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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