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Nanocomposites

Polymer/inorganic nanocomposites are composed of two or more physically distinct components with one or more average dimensions smaller than 100nm. From the structural point of view, the role of inorganic filler, usually as particles or fibres, is to provide intrinsic strength and stiffness while the polymer matrix can adhere to and bind the inorganic component so that forces applied to the composite are transmitted evenly to the filler.

Source:
BSI. PAS 136:2007. Terminology for nanomaterials


Multiphase structure in which at least one of the phases has at least one dimension in the nanoscale.

Source:
IoN. Glossary of Terms

 

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