سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰
محل انتشار: کنفرانس بین المللی فرآورش پلیمرها
تعداد صفحات: ۵
Navid Kaptan – Department of Polymer Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Seyed Hassan Jafari – Department of Polymer, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran
Saeedeh Mazinani – Amirkabir Nanotechnology Research Institute(ANTRI), Amirkabir University of Technology
Mahmoud Dadgar – Department of Polymer Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
In this study, polyethylene (PE)/nano-clay, PE-g-MAH/ nano-clay and PE/PE-g-MAH/ nano-clay nanocomposites with 0, 3 and 5 wt% of organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) were prepared. The morphological and thermal degradation behavior and kinetic of thermal degradation of the neat and filled samples in non-isothermal condition have been investigated. X-ray diffractometry results revealed that the polymer chains resided between OMMT layers and formed intercalated and intercalated/exfoliated structures. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) results indicated that the systems with the better nano-clay dispersion in polymer matrix has better thermal stability as compared to the systems with a poor state of nano-clay dispersion. Kinetic analysis based on Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO) and Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) methods, which is used for calculating the activation energys (Ea), revealed that Ea is higher for the systems with good state of nano-clay dispersion.