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Title: A review of the water barrier properties of polymer/clay and polymer/graphene nanocomposites
Authors: Tan, Bowen
Thomas, Noreen L.
Keywords: Water vapour permeability
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: TAN, B. and THOMAS, N.L., 2016. A review of the water barrier properties of polymer/clay and polymer/graphene nanocomposites. Journal of Membrane Science, 514, pp. 595-612.
Abstract: © 2016 Elsevier B.V.This paper reviews the literature on moisture barrier properties of polymer/clay and polymer/graphene-based nanocomposites. The various models proposed to predict the effects of nanofillers in reducing water vapour permeability through polymers are outlined. These models are based on a range of different factors such as; tortuosity, geometry, platelet stacking, orientation, polymer chain confinement and plasticization. Published experimental studies of water vapour permeability in both polymer/clay and polymer/graphene nanocomposites are then reviewed. The extent to which the models are validated by the results of these studies is discussed, together with the degree to which the potential for water barrier improvement in polymer nanocomposites has been realised.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Membrane Science and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.05.026.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.05.026
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21691
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.05.026
ISSN: 0376-7388
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