In-situ studies of morphology evolution in polymer/clay nanocomposites during biaxial deformation

Bilge Hatiboglu*, David Bucknall, Yonathan Thio

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Scattering techniques for determination of structural development in PE nanocomposites has been studied using an in-situ biaxial deformation device. Polyethylene (PE)/clay sheets were prepared using melt mixing and film extrusion techniques. In-situ biaxial deformation behavior of neat PE and PE/6wt% clay sheets were observed at room temperature using wide angle x-ray scattering (WAXS). Results indicate the presence of clay improves the toughness of the polymer under biaxial deformation. Under biaxial deformation, it was observed that the diffraction peaks associated with the monoclinic (101) plane increases whilst those for the orthorhombic (200) plane were suppressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn-Situ Studies Across Spatial and Temporal Scales for Nanoscience and Technology
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781615677726
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20085 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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