From Fire Retardancy of Polymers: New Applications of Mineral Fillers
- Chapter 6: Flammability of Nanocomposites: Effects of the Shape of Nanoparticles
- Chapter 7: Thermal Degradation and Combustibility of Polypropylene Filled with Magnesium Hydroxide Micro-Filler and Polypropylene Nano-Filled Aluminosilicate Composite
- Chapter 8: Effect of the Processing Conditions on the Fire Retardant and Thermomechanical Properties of PP-Clay Nanocomposites
- Chapter 9: Fire Retardancy of Polystyrene Hectorite Nanocomposites
- Chapter 10: Pyrolysis and Flammability of Polyurethane Organophilic Clay Nanocomposite
- Chapter 11: Thermal Degradation Behaviour of Flame-Retardant Unsaturated Polyester Resins Incorporating Functionalised Nanoclays
- Chapter 12: Comparative Study of Nano effect on Fire Retardancy of Polymer-Graphite Oxide Nanocomposites
- Chapter 13: Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymer Montmorillonite Nanocomposite: Processing, Characterization and Flammability
Fire Research Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8665, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a high level of interest in using nanoscale reinforcing fillers for making polymeric nanocomposite materials with exceptional properties.1 ,2 ,3 Nanocomposites are particle-filled polymers where at least one dimension of the dispersed particle is on the nanometer scale. When all three dimensions are of the order of nanometers, we are dealing with true nanoparticles, such as spherical silica, having an aspect ratio of 1. Another type of nanocomposite is characterized by particles having only one dimension on the nanometer scale. In this case, the filler is present as sheets/layers, such as layered silicate or graphite, which are one to a few nanometers thick and hundreds to thousands of nanometers in the other two dimensions. At present, the most common approach to improving flammability is the use of layered...
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