A series of polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles were prepared by grafting polystyrene from both aggregated silica and colloidally dispersed silica nanoparticles using atom-transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP). Cross-linking and macroscopic gelation were minimised by using a miniemulsion system. The thermal and mechanical behaviour of the nanocomposites have been examined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Khlifa, M., Youssef, A., Zaed, A. F., Kraft, A., & Arrighi, V. (2014). Synthesis of Polystyrene Grafting Filler Nanoparticles: Effect of Grafting on Mechanical Reinforcement. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 8(12), 1325-1329.