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Papers Author: Miguel-Ángel Rodríguez-Pérez

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Mechanical and thermal performance of concrete and mortar cellular materials containing plastic waste

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The expanding production of polymeric materials is causing plastic waste to become a growing concern. This study aimed to fabricate cement and mortar composites that contained plastic in an attempt ...

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Extinction coefficient of polyolefin foams

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This article focused on determining the extinction coefficient of polyolefin foams. A combination of experimental and theoretical methods were used to accomplish this goal. Samples differed from each other in ...

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Production, cellular structure and thermalconductivity of microcellular (methylmethacrylate)–(butyl acrylate)–(methylmethacrylate) triblock copolymers

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Microcellular (methylmethacrylate)-(butyl acrylate)-(Methylmethacrylate) triblock copolymer foams were prepared by a foaming process using CO2. CO2 was first dissolved into sheets of the polymer, and then the ...

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Experimental validation of the Knudsen effect in nanocellular polymeric foams

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As the world works to combat climate change, focus has turned to reducing energy use. More efficient thermal insulation could drastically reduce the energy use of residential homes. In this ...

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An experimental study on the inhomogeneities of aluminum foams measuring the thermal conductivity by using the transient plane source method

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The production of closed cell foams has recently advanced as the materials gain interest. The purpose of this study was to use the transient plane source (TPS) method to measure ...

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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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Heat transfer in polypropylene-based foams produced using different foaming processes 

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Polypropylene (PP) foams are commercially manufactured in four ways, with each method producing different characteristics. The aim of this paper was to examine the properties of each PP-based foam and ...

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Heat transfer of mineral-filled polypropylene foams 

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Minerals are often added to polypropylene (PP) foams to improve thermal conductivity. The aim of this study was to test and compare the thermal conductivity of unfilled, magnesium hydroxide (Mg(...

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Functionalized graphene sheet filled silicone foam nanocomposites

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The authors report the synthesis of a novel functionalized graphene sheet (FGS)/silicone porous nanocomposite with varying concentrations of FGS. The physical and thermal properties of the synthesized nanocomposites were ...

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The transient plane source technique (TPS) to measure thermal conductivity and its potential as a tool to detect in-homogeneities in metal foams

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The present study used the transient plane source (TPS) technique to measure the thermal conductivity of a series of AlSi7 metal foams prepared by the powder metallurgical route. The main ...

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