Rheological Characteristics of Solvent-Cast Poly(e-Caprolactone)/Organoclay Nanocomposite
As an effective way to enhance various properties of polymer, polymer/clay nanocompoiste is being adopted since it can hybrid the properties of the two components, showing superior physical and mechanical properties. In this study, poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanocomposites using an organoclay were prepared by a solution intercalation method, and their unique internal structures and rheological properties induced by the presence of organoclay at nano level were studied using WAXD and a rotational rheometer.
Chunli BAI, Sishen XIE, Xing ZHU
C. H. Hong et al., "Rheological Characteristics of Solvent-Cast Poly(e-Caprolactone)/Organoclay Nanocomposite", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 121-123, pp. 1455-1458, 2007