High-temperature crystalline phases in nylon 6/clay nanocomposites

LIU, X. H. and BREEN, C. (2005). High-temperature crystalline phases in nylon 6/clay nanocomposites. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 26 (13), 1081-1086.

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Nylon 6/clay nanocomposites (N6CN) with different cooling histories were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and variable-temperature X-ray diffraction (XRD). Above the melting temperature, new endothermic peaks appeared in the DSC trace for N6CN. All the neat nylon 6 samples presented amorphous XRD patterns when heated up to the melting range. However, for N6CN samples, undefined crystalline structures remained in the substantially molten polymer matrix up to 300 degrees C.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Advanced Coatings and Composites Research Centre > Polymers, Composites and Spectroscopy Group
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.200500143
Page Range: 1081-1086
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 09:04
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1866

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