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Crystalline fraction

(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsFoodFood scienceMaterialSAXSTechniqueWAXS

Characterization of multi-scale structure and thermal properties of Indica rice starch with different amylose contents

Li, Zhihang; Kong, Xiangli; Zhou, Xianrong; Zhong, Kui; Zhou, Sumei; Liu, Xingxun

Fully understanding the relationship between multi-scale structure and thermal properties of rice starch is important for starch-based food processing. Multi-scale structures of Indica rice starch were studied from molecules to aggregation structure. Gel-permeation chromatography (GPC) and high-performance anion-exchange chromatography (HPAEC) both show that the amylopectin from debranched rice…
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12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchSAXSTechniqueWAXS

Blocked Shape Memory Effect in Negative Poisson’s Ratio Polymer Metamaterials

Boba, Katarzyna; Bianchi, Matteo; McCombe, Greg; Gatt, Ruben; Griffin, Anselm C.; Richardson, Robert M.; Scarpa, Fabrizio; Hamerton, Ian; Grima, Joseph N.

We describe a new class of negative Poisson’s ratio (NPR) open cell PU–PE foams produced by blocking the shape memory effect in the polymer. Contrary to classical NPR open cell thermoset and thermoplastic foams that return to their auxetic phase after reheating (and therefore limit their use in technological applications),…
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12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsGIWAXSMaterialRenewable energyTechniqueThin films

The effect of side-chain substitution on the aggregation and photovoltaic performance of diketopyrrolopyrrole-alt-dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers

Heuvel, Ruurd; Colberts, Fallon J. M.; Li, Junyu; Wienk, Martijn M.; Janssen, René A. J.

Using a dicarboxylic ester bithiophene (DCBT) co-monomer, electron-withdrawing ester groups are introduced on the two central thiophene rings of an alternating donor–acceptor polymer (PDPP4T) consisting of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) and quaterthiophene (4T) to increase the oxidation potential and reduce the photon energy loss in solar cells. To counteract the increased solubility…
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12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsFibersMaterialPolymer researchSAXSTechniqueWAXS

Strong synergistic improvement of mechanical properties in HDPE/COC blends with fibrillar morphology

Ostafinska, Aleksandra; Vackova, Tatana; Slouf, Miroslav

High-density polyethylene/cycloolefin copolymer (HDPE/COC) blends with fibrous morphology were prepared. Mechanical properties in the whole concentration range were measured in both macroscale (tensile measurements) and microscale (microindentation hardness testing). Strong improvement of mechanical performance was observed namely for the blends with soft HDPE matrix reinforced with the stiff…
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12 March 2019