Influence of drying procedure on glass transition temperature of PMMA based nanocomposites

M. Eriksson, H. Goossens, T. Peijs

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    A literature review of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) nanocomposites
    shows inconsistent results regarding the influence of the addition
    of nanofillers on the mobility of the system. In academic research, solvent
    based preparation methods are often used to prepare nanocomposites with
    the aim to obtain a good and controlled dispersion. However, little attention is
    paid to the influence of the used solvent on the properties of the
    nanocomposites. We show that in PMMA nanocomposites prepared via
    solution casting from different solvents, the apparent decrease in glass
    transition temperature is caused by insufficient drying and that when an
    adequate drying procedure is used, an increase in glass transition
    temperature is always observed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-45
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Nanocomposites, Polymer, Silica, Glass transition temperature, Solution casting, Processing


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