The Structural Model of Impact Toughness of Particulate-Filled Polymer Nanocomposites

Authors: 
Georgiy Kozlov, Zarema Aphashagova, Akhmed Malamatov and Gennady Zaikov

A quantitative structural model of particulate-filled polymer composites impact toughness, based on the fractal analysis ideas, was offered. The model demonstrated good correspondence with the experimental data. It has been shown that the action of nanofiller as nucleator, resulting in crystallinity degree and amorphous phase structure change, exert the main influence on impact toughness value.

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