Crystallization and solid state phase transition of polymer nano-composite and belndsaromatic heterocyclic resin.
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Polymer/clay nano-composites have attracted more and more attention from both the scientific and practical point of view. At present, more and more polymer/clay nano-composites have been prepared and investigated. Furthermore, improved properties have been observed. However, the majority of research work around polymer/clay nano-composites and blends has just focused on synthesis and characterization of properties. Although improved properties have been observed, the reason of the improvement as well as some unique phenomena in such nano-composites is still not well understood. On the other hand, the polymorphic behavior is a profound impact on properties of the polymer. However, there are still some great challenges in studying the polymorphism and phase transition of polymer/clay nano-composites. In this study, the crystallization and phase transitions in polymer/clay nano-composites and blends have been investigated. The fundamental analysis and discussion have been presented in this thesis.