Polymer Grafter Nano Particles and Bare Nanoparticles Dynamics in Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Koteswararao Medidhi

Abstract

Study on Polymer Nanocomposites (PNCs) increased prominently over past few decades because of their properties. Using LAMMPS simulation we investigated the thermo-mechanical properties of nanocomposites containing polymer grafted and bare nanoparticles. Our results indicate that presence of bare particles in the melt significantly affects the dynamics of polymer-grafted nanoparticles and the change is sensitive to grafting density and polymer backbone rigidity.

Published
2018-05-07
Section
Engineering-Chemical