Nanocomposite Polymer Blends

Nanoparticles are used for manipulating the morphology of immiscible polymer blends. The goal is designing multiphase polymer nanocomposites with improved performances. Particular attention is devoted to the ability of nanoparticles in promoting/stabilizing co-continuous microstructures. One of the possible implications of technological relevance is the possibility to enhance the high temperature creep resistance of polymers with low heat deflection temperature, such as polyolefins, bioplastics, recycled plastics.

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Selected publications

  • G. Filippone*, A. Causa, M. Salzano de Luna, L. Sanguigno, D. Acierno, “Assembly of plate-like nanoparticles in immiscible polymer blends – Effect of the presence of a preferred liquid–liquid interface”, Soft Matter, vol. 10(18), 3183-3191 (2014)
  • G. Filippone*, D. Acierno, “Clustering of coated droplets in clay-filled polymer blends”, Macromol Mater Eng, vol. 297(9), 923-928 (2012)
  • G. Filippone*, G. Romeo, D. Acierno, “Role of Interface Rheology in Altering the Onset of Co-Continuity in Nanoparticle-Filled Polymer Blends”, Macromol Mater Eng, vol. 296(7), 658-665 (2011)
  • G. Filippone*, N. T. Dintcheva, F. P. La Mantia, D. Acierno, “Using organoclay to promote morphology refinement and co-continuity in high-density polyethylene/polyamide 6 blends–Effect of filler content and polymer matrix composition”, Polymer, vol. 51(17), 3956-3965 (2010)
  • G. Filippone*, N. T. Dintcheva, F. P. La Mantia, D. Acierno, ” The role of organoclay in promoting co-continuous morphology in high-density poly (ethylene)/poly (amide) 6 blends”, Polymer, vol. 19 (5), 1312-1322 (2008)

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