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Polymer nanocomposites are materials in which hard nano-fillers are included inside a soft polymeric matrix. Thanks to the large surface-to-volume ratio of nanofillers, even very small amounts of fillers have a substantial impact on properties including toughness, yield strength, optical properties and electrical conductivity. However, the physico-chemical origin of this wide range of changing characteristics resulting from filler dispersion is not yet fully understood. Hasan Varols focuses on explaining, at the molecular level, the linear and non-linear elastic properties of industrial nanocomposites through the inclusion of nano-size silica fillers.

Event details of Elastic properties of polymer nanocomposites
Date 19 April 2017
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

H.S. Varol: Mechanics of Filled Rubbers From a Molecular Point of View.

Supervisor

Prof. M. Bonn

Co-supervisor

Dr S.H. Parekh (Max Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung)

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam