Influence of clay orientation and aspect ratio on morphology and mechanical properties of nylon-6/clay nanocomposites
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The influence of clay orientation and aspect ratio on morphology and mechanical properties of nylon-6/clay nanocomposites is investigated. Our findings suggest that clay orientation can affect the nucleation and orientation of crystalline lamellae of nylon 6 matrix. The presence of clay also hinders the relaxation of nylon matrix during annealing. Consequently, clay aspect ratio and orientation can greatly influence the overall morphology and mechanical properties of the nanocomposite.
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Weon, J. I., & Sue, H. J.