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Keyword: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

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Silver incorporated microencapsulation of n-hexadecane andn-octadecane appropriate for dynamic thermal management in textiles

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In this paper, the authors discuss the preparation of microencapsulated phase change materials (PCMs). The PCMs used in this study were n-hexadecane and n-octadecane, and the shell was made up ...

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Physical study of room-temperature-cured epoxy/thermally reduced graphene oxides with various contents of oxygen-containing groups

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Epoxy nanocomposites containing thermally reduced graphene oxides (TRGs) with different oxygen contents were prepared and their mechanical and thermal properties were investigated. It was found that increasing the number of ...

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Processing of polyurethane/carbon nanotubes composites using novel minimixer

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Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) was used to functionalize multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) by grafting to produce MWNT-g-PTMEG. These functionalized nanotubes were then dispersed in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to form a ...

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Influences of template concentration and epoxy functionality on porous epoxy systems: Characteristics of thermal stability, optical, dielectric, and mechanical properties

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Porous epoxy thermosets were prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as a template. The two epoxies that were used to make the porous thermosets were diglycidylether bisphenol-A (DGEBA), and triphenylolmethane ...

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Enhancement of physical properties of electroactive polyimide nanocomposites by addition of graphene nanosheets

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The thermal imidization method was used to prepare an electroactive polyimide/graphene nanocomposite (EPGN) material membrane. It was determined that the composites that were formed had improved mechanical strength, thermal ...

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Influence of thermal process on microstructural and physical properties of ambient pressure dried hydrophobic silica aerogel monoliths

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Ambient pressure dried hydrophobic silica aerogel monoliths were prepared via simultaneous solvent exchange and surface modification in order to minimize volume shrinkage and density. At room temperature, the obtained silica ...

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A Study of Carbonized Lignin as an Alternative to Carbon Black

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The properties of carbonized lignin nanoparticles were investigated to determine if this material could be used as an environmentally-friendly alternative to carbon black. The observed surface area of the carbonized ...

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Fabrication of paraffin-SiO2 shape-stabilized composite phase change material via chemical precipitation method for building energy conservation

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The authors have prepared a shape-stabilized composite phase change material (ss-CPCM) using paraffin encapsulated in SiO2. SiO2 was chosen because of its low cost, such that the resultant ss-CPCM would ...

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Novel nanofluids based on mesoporous silica for enhanced heat transfer

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The authors have dispersed mesoporous silica (MPSiO2) nanoparticles in water and determined the thermal conductivity for each of the resulting nanofluids. It was determined that the thermal conductivity of the ...

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Structure and physical properties of EVA/starch precursor materials for foaming applications

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Synthetic polymers in starch-based polymer formulations improve the thermal and mechanical properties of the compounds. The purpose of this study was to develop and analyze foams containing ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) ...

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