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Nanotechnology

The technology that controls products at the atomic or molecular state. Nanotechnology has uses in information technology, heavy industry and energy.
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Researchers packaged cornflakes and crackers in both pure and nanocomposite LDPE in two thicknesses-2 millimeters and 6 millimeters.
The nanocomposite is claimed to be a cost-effective alternative to multilayer HDPE/EVOH structures or fluorination.
In the architectural coatings sector, BASF has already launched a nanocomposite dispersion of an acrylate polymer and a silica.
Jeffrey Gilman, an expert on nanocomposites and flame resistance in polymers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, believes clay alone won't reduce flammability enough to allow for complete substitution for PBDEs; adding more clay does not yield a corresponding decrease in flammability, he says, and can yield a very rigid, concrete-like polymer.
One of the tricks of the nanocomposite is the way the clay disperses into the polymer.
The nanocomposite was produced at laboratorial scale through a green chemistry method by using relatively cheap raw materials.
This study elucidates the effect of filler type, content and stress in conductive PE nanocomposite systems and can be used for further investigations, into the piezoresistive behavior (including time response and hysteresis) of conductive composites and their applicability in pressure sensing.
Since then, new nanocomposite applications have been readily developed for the automotive industry and other areas, especially thermoplastic-based nanocomposites.
Results obtained from analysis of the nanocomposite showed that the addition of nanoparticles reduces the choking time of fire and slows down the flammability of the final nanocomposite.
Patent 8,969,470 (March 3, 2015), "Quantum Dot-Polymer Nanocomposite for Optical Sensing," Sichu Li (Mitre Corporation, McLean, Virginia, USA).
2]/AgO nanocomposite in the visible part of the spectrum, relatively little attention has been paid to the infra-red part.