Date of Thesis
Polymers, Material Science, Polyethylene, Clay, Nanocomposites, Solid-State processing, Material Processing, SSSP
Investigates multiple processing parameters, includingpolymer type, filler type, processing technique, severity of SSSP (Solid-state shear pulverization)processing, and postprocessing, of SSSP. HDPE and LLDPE polymers with pristine clay and organo-clay samples are explored. Effects on crystallization, high-temperature behavior, mechanicalproperties, and gas barrier properties are examined. Thermal, mechanical, and morphological characterization is conducted to determine polymer/filler compatibility and superior processing methods for the polymer-clay nanocomposites.
Aldrich, Ben, "Investigation of Solid-State Shear Pulverization Processing Parameters for Polyethylene-Clay Nanocomposites " (2011). Honors Theses. 41.