PBSA/layered silicate nanocomposites and the role of nanoclay on their electrospun fibrous structure

Athanasia Tsimpliaraki, Stratis Svinterikos, Costas Panayiotou, Sotirios I. Marras, Ioannis Zuburtikudis, Lambrini Papadopoulou

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Abstract

Polymer nanocomposites based on poly (butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate) (PBSA) with various concentrations of organically modified montmorillonite were fabricated by the solvent casting technique. The morphology of the prepared materials was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and their thermal behaviour was analysed by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Fibrous mats of pure and nanocomposite PBSA were subsequently prepared by electrospinning. Solution concentration, flow rate and applied voltage were kept constant in order to reveal the effect of the clay content alone on the final fibrous structure using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nanomanufacturing
Volume6
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clays
  • DSC
  • Electrospinning
  • Fibres
  • Nanocomposites
  • Poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate)
  • TGA
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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