Natural rubber nanocomposite reinforced with nano silica

Chen, Ying, Peng, Zheng, Kong, Lingxue, Huang, Maofang and Li, Puwang 2008, Natural rubber nanocomposite reinforced with nano silica, Polymer engineering and science, vol. 48, no. 9, pp. 1674-1677.

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Title Natural rubber nanocomposite reinforced with nano silica
Author(s) Chen, Ying
Peng, Zheng
Kong, Lingxue
Huang, Maofang
Li, Puwang
Journal name Polymer engineering and science
Volume number 48
Issue number 9
Start page 1674
End page 1677
Total pages 4
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Stamford, Conn.
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 0032-3888
1548-2634
Summary Inorganic nano fillers have demonstrated great potential to enhance the properties of natural rubber (NR). The present article reports the successful development of a NR nanocomposite reinforced with nano silica (SiO2). Its dynamic mechanical properties, thermal aging resistance, and morphology are investigated. The results show that the SiO2 nanoparticles are homogenously distributed throughout the NR matrix in a form of spherical nano-cluster with an average size of 80 nm when the SiO2 content is 4 wt%. With the introduction of SiO2, the thermal resistance and the storage modulus of NR host significantly increase, and the activation energy of relaxation of the nanocomposite, compared to the raw NR, increases from 90.1 to 125.8 kJ/mol.
Language eng
Field of Research 030399 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 860608 Rubber and Synthetic Resins
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017662

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
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