Chair of Polymer Processing
Departmant of Polymer Engineering and Science
Montanuniversitaet Leoben (AT)
Hannelore Mattausch has studied polymer engineering and science at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben in Austria. Now she works as a scientist and PhD student at the Chair of Polymer Processing, Department Polymer Engineering and Science, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria. She is responsible for the processing of polymer nanocomposites with layered silicates and material development, especially flame retardant polymer nanocomposites.
Study on Processing Conditions of Polymer Nanocomposites
The focus of the presentation is on the effects of laboratory scale processing conditions (rotation speed, residence time) of polypropylene and layered silicates based nanocomposites on the mechanical properties and the corresponding degree of exfoliation. These properties were analyzed by tensile tests respectively X-ray diffraction (small angle x-ray scattering, SAXS). SAXS is a very attractive method for characterizing the degree of exfoliation.