Direct observation of fracture mechanisms in polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites

Evangelos Manias, Wook Jin Han, Klaus D. Jandt, Edward J. Kramer, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Conventional three point bending and TEM techniques are employed to determine the fracture toughness and identify the failure mechanisms in model layered-silicate polymer nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-500
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 5 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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