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Nanotech 2004 Poster Award
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The NSTI-Nanotech 2004 Best Poster, Poster Session B, Award recognized the poster chosen as the best poster in the 2004 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Poster Session B.

The recipients of this award are Manju Misra, H.M. Park, A.K. Mohanty and L.T. Drzal of Michigan State University, US, for their poster entitled "Sustainable Nanocomposite Materials from Cellulosic Plastics".

Awards are given to the best posters presented at the conference. These awards are based on the recommendations of the reviewers and on recommendations of a duly constituted program committee jury who visit the poster presentations.

Winners of the NSTI-Nanotech Best Poster Award receive free conference registration and a commemorative plaque.

Title:Sustainable Nanocomposite Materials from Cellulosic Plastics
Authors:M. Misra, H.M. Park, A.K. Mohanty and L.T. Drzal
Affilation:Michigan State University, US
Keywords:biopolymers, clay, nanocomposites, cellulose ester, compatibilization
Abstract:Sustainable 'green' nanocomposites were successfully fabricated from cellulose acetate (CA), triethyl citrate (TEC) plasticizer and organically modified clay. Maleic anhydride grafted cellulose acetate butyrate (MA-g-CAB) was used as a compatibilizer. The effect of compatibilizer proportions on the performance of these nanocomposites were evaluated. The mechanical properties of these nanocomposites were correlated with the XRD and TEM observations. Cellulosic plastic-based nanocomposites with 3 wt.% compatibilizer showed better exfoliated structure than the counterpart having 0 or 7.5 wt.% compatibilizer contents. The tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, and thermal stability of these nanocomposites improved with compatibilizer, while the impact strength decreased.
Authors are thankful for NSF-NER 2002 Award #0210681 and NSF 2002 award #DMR-0216865, under "Instrumentation for Materials Research" (IMR) Program for financial support. The collaboration with FORD MOTOR COMPANY and EASTMAN CHEMICAL Co. is gratefully acknowledged. The authors also thankful to Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN for the cellulose ester samples as well as to Mr Arief Wibowo, CMSC, MSU for preparing the maleated CAB for this research.
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Nanotech 2004 Vol. 3 Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Chapter 6: Nano Composites
Sustainable Nanocomposite Materials from Cellulosic Plastics
M. Misra, H.M. Park, A.K. Mohanty and L.T. Drzal
Pages:316 - 319
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