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Crystalline fraction

(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCompositesCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechnique

Gradient crystallinity and its influence on the poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(methyl methacrylate) membrane-derived by immersion precipitation method

Remanan, Sanjay; Ghosh, Sabyasachi; Das, Tushar Kanti; Sharma, Maya; Bose, Madhuparna; Bose, Suryasarathi; Das, Amit Kumar; Das, Narayan Chandra

Herein, phase inversion poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PVDF/PMMA) microporous membranes were prepared at various PMMA concentration by immersion precipitation method. Increment in the PMMA concentration has a significant influence in the PVDF membrane crystallinity, which is studied by differential scanning calorimeter, X-ray diffractometer, and small-angle X-ray scattering…
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27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialOrientation analysisPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechniqueTemperatureWAXS

Predicting the location of weld line in microinjection-molded polyethylene via molecular orientation distribution

Liao, Tao; Zhao, Xintong; Yang, Xiao; Whiteside, Ben; Coates, Phil; Jiang, Zhiyong; Men, Yongfeng

The microstructure and molecular orientation distribution over both the length and the thickness of microinjection-molded linear low-density polyethylene with a weld line were characterized as a function of processing parameters using small-angle X-ray scattering and wide-angle X-ray diffraction techniques. The weld line was introduced via recombination of two separated melt…
sergio.rodrigues@xenocs.com
27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechniqueTemperatureWAXS

Influence of hydrogen bonding on the crystallization behavior of poly(ethylene oxide)/ionic liquids mixtures

Li, Wenze; Gong, Pengjian; Huang, Yajiang; Niu, Yanhua; Li, Guangxian

Two types of imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) and and their mixtures were blended with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) matrix to tune the strength of intermolecular hydrogen bonding in the system. With the addition of ILs, particularly increasing ratio, significantly reduced overall crystallization kinetics in the order of pure…
sergio.rodrigues@xenocs.com
27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechniqueTemperatureWAXS

Introducing Functionality to Fluorinated Electroactive Polymers

Kallitsis, Konstantinos; Soulestin, Thibaut; Tencé-Girault, Sylvie; Brochon, Cyril; Cloutet, Eric; Domingues Dos Santos, Fabrice; Hadziioannou, Georges

Fluorinated electroactive polymers (FEPs) are among the most interesting insulating materials for the production of organic electronic devices. Their ability to tune their response to an applied electric field makes them appropriate for vastly different applications in electronics. However, due to the chemical inertness of such polymers and the rather…
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27 January 2020
ApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsFoodFood scienceMaterialTechniqueWAXS

Variance of Zein Protein and Starch Granule Morphology between Corn and Steam Flaked Products Determined Starch Ruminal Degradability Through Altering Starch Hydrolyzing Bacteria Attachment

Xu, NingNing; Wang, DiMing; Liu, JianXin

The current study investigated differences of ?-zein protein contents and starch granule characteristics between raw and steam flaked corns and their influences on ruminal starch hydrolyzing bacteria (SHB) attached to corn grain. Two types of raw (Corn1 and Corn2) and their steam-flaked products (SFCorn1 and SFCorn2) were applied to explore…
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27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechnique

A unique Microfiltration membrane derived from the poly(ethylene-co-methyl acrylate)/Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (EMA/PVDF) biphasic blends and surface modification for antifouling application

Remanan, Sanjay; Chandra Das, Narayan

A new polymeric blend system is developed from the EMA and PVDF by melt-mixing at various blend compositions. Different techniques characterize the prepared blends, and especially, optical microscopy, XRD, and SAXS analyses study the blend crystallization. A microporous structure is prepared by selective solubilization of PVDF from the EMA/PVDF blends…
sergio.rodrigues@xenocs.com
27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialOrientation analysisOtherPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSSizeTechniqueTemperature

Structural evolution of flow-oriented high density polyethylene upon heating: In situ SAXS and WAXD studies

Liao, Tao; Zhao, Xintong; Yang, Xiao; Coates, Phil; Whiteside, Ben; Jiang, Zhiyong; Men, Yongfeng

The structural evolution of micro-injection molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) at the molecular and lamellar levels was investigated as a function of temperature during heating process using wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques. The molded sample exhibits a peculiar multilayer structure of skin and…
sergio.rodrigues@xenocs.com
27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialOrientation analysisPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechniqueTemperatureWAXS

A Near-Infrared Photoactuator Based on Shape Memory Semicrystalline Polymers toward Light-Fueled Crane, Grasper, and Walker

Yang, Qi; Peng, Chuang; Ren, Juntao; Zhao, Wenpeng; Zheng, Wenjie; Zhang, Chunyu; Hu, Yanming; Zhang, Xuequan

Light-driven soft actuators with adaptive shape changes, diverse geometric morphing, and reversible macroscopic movements have gained ever-increasing interest owing to their diverse applications ranging from biomedical to aerospace devices. Herein, presented is a near-infrared (NIR) light-stimulated actuator based on cis-1,4 polybutadiene-polyethylene semicrystalline copolymer. In the system, a…
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27 January 2020
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchSAXSTechnique

High-Performance Lignin-Containing Polyurethane Elastomers with Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks

Liu, Weifeng; Fang, Chang; Wang, Shengyu; Huang, Jinhao; Qiu, Xueqing

High-performance lignin-containing polyurethane elastomers (LPUes) were successfully synthesized via partially substituting petroleum-derived polyols with depolymerized enzymatic hydrolysis lignin (DEL). The influences of DEL on the structure, thermostability, mechanical performance, and thermal reprocessability of LPUes were systematically studied. The tensile strength and toughness of PUes were…
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27 January 2020
(Hydro)gels(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchTechniqueWAXS

Pure PEDOT:PSS hydrogels

Lu, Baoyang; Yuk, Hyunwoo; Lin, Shaoting; Jian, Nannan; Qu, Kai; Xu, Jingkun; Zhao, Xuanhe

Hydrogels of conducting polymers provide an electrical interface with biological tissues for sensing and stimulation, but currently have compromised mechanical and electrical properties. Here, the authors show a simple method to achieve pure PEDOT:PSS hydrogels that exhibit superior mechanical and electrical properties, stability, and tunable…
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27 January 2020