In our study nanocomposites were prepared using polypropylenes and montmorillonite treated by stearyl-amine. The kinetics of exfoliation was followed by a series of measurements. The time of homogenisation as well as the shear rate applied was varied in a wide range. The change in the gallery structure of the montmorillonite was followed by wide angle X-ray scattering and we examined the mechanical properties of the composites. The distance of the galleries depends on the time of homogenisation. Good correlation was found between the delamination and the matrix viscosity.
|Journal||Muanyag Es Gumi/Plastics and Rubber|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics