Mechanics of  Polymer Nanocomposites

The local mechanical deformation of polymer nanocomposites was measured for the first time at the scale of the nanofiller and it was directly related to the material nanosctructure.

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Q. Chen, C. Chen, A. Roy, and I. Chasiotis, “Nanoscale and Effective Mechanical Behavior and Fracture of Silica Nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology 68, pp. 3137-3144, (2008)

Q. Chen, I. Chasiotis, A. Roy, and C. Chen, “Nanoscale Strain Measurements in Polymer Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the Materials Research Society 977E, (2007).

Dynamic properties of polymer nanocomposites
 by nanoindentation and AFM-based methodologies:
(
Experimental Mechanics, 2005)

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. I. Chasiotis, Q. Chen, G. Odegard, T. Gates, "Structure-Properties Relationships in Polymer Composites with Micron and Submicron Graphite Platelets," Experimental Mechanics 45 (6), pp. 507-516, (2005)
     
  2. Q. Chen, C. Chen, A. Roy, and I. Chasiotis, “Nanoscale and Effective Mechanical Behavior and Fracture of Silica Nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology 68, pp. 3137-3144, (2008)

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