A generalized approach for evaluating the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with spherical fillers

Julio Cesar Martinez-Garcia*, Alexandre Serraïma-Ferrer, Aitor Lopeandía-Fernández, Marco Lattuada, Janak Sapkota, Javier Rodríguez-Viejo

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In this work, the effective mechanical reinforcement of polymeric nanocomposites containing spherical particle fillers is predicted based on a generalized analytical three-phase-series-parallel model, considering the concepts of percolation and the interfacial glassy region. While the concept of percolation is solely taken as a contribution of the filler-network, we herein show that the glassy interphase between filler and matrix, which is often in the nanometers range, is also to be considered while interpreting enhanced mechanical properties of particulate filled polymeric nanocomposites. To demonstrate the relevance of the proposed generalized equation, we have fitted several experimental results which show a good agreement with theoretical predictions. Thus, the approach presented here can be valuable to elucidate new possible conceptual routes for the creation of new materials with fundamental technological applications and can open a new research avenue for future studies.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo830
PublicaciónNanomaterials
Volumen11
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 24 mar 2021

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