Article - 6 Oct 2005
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and the Universite Paris Sud have used Accelrys' density functional theory (DFT) code CASTEP to study the formation of clay-polymer nanocomposite...
Article - 14 Nov 2003
Researchers have created a strong and flexible, nacre-like material suited to aircraft and biomedical applications. Posted May 27 2003
News - 29 Oct 2015
A plastic derived from cornstarch combined with a volcanic ash compound, Montmorillonite clay, could help heal the bones of hundreds of thousands of patients with orthopedic injuries who need bone...
News - 8 Jul 2011
Materials scientists from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that a nanocomposite material provides more fire protection...
News - 5 Apr 2012
Research and Markets has included a new book titled ‘In-situ Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites’ to its catalogue.
John Wiley and Sons’ new book helps readers to understand the...
News - 5 Jun 2014
What sounds like fixings for a wizard’s potion—a dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA—actually are the ingredients of promising green fire retardants...
News - 1 Mar 2013
For his doctoral dissertation Niskanen has been studying several hybrid nanomaterials, i.e. combinations of synthetic polymers and inorganic (gold, silver and montmorillonite) nanoparticles. He will...
News - 7 Feb 2011
A team of applied physicists at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Princeton, and Brandeis have demonstrated the formation of semipermeable vesicles from inorganic...
News - 1 Jun 2013
Confounding clays of the Red River Valley that cause structures to shift and buckle could actually hold the key to building better bones in humans, according to a North Dakota State University...
Article - 2 Oct 2018
In this article, we look at the two types of composites, nano-polymer clays and glass fibers, their properties and the applications that they are used in.