Quantification of the Interface Interactions in Polymer Nanocomposites
Interfaces are important for many properties and applications of multiphase materials. This is particular true for particle-reinforced polymer composites, where the interfacial characteristics between particle and polymer play a crucial role in load transfer and mechanical properties. In polymer nanocomposites, the adhesion strength between particle and polymer matrix is a major factor in determining their mechanical properties. In this work, we present our recent study towards the quantification of the interaction strength at the interface of clay-based polymer nanocomposites by molecular dynamics simulation.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Q. H. Zeng et al., "Quantification of the Interface Interactions in Polymer Nanocomposites", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2608-2611, 2010