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Transparent, robust, and machinable hybrid silica aerogel with a “rigid-flexible” combined structure for thermal insulation, oil/water separation, and self-cleaning
Silica aerogel has many attractive properties, but poor mechanical properties severely limit its practical applications. Many reinforcement strategies have been implemented, however, most of which...
Enhanced mechanical, thermal and adhesion properties of polysilsesquioxane spheres reinforced epoxy nanocomposite adhesives
Epoxy-based systems serve as excellent adhesives to join a wide range of substrates such as metal, ceramics, plastics, etc. The mechanical properties of such systems can be improved considerably by...
Energy harvesting and storage blocks based 3D oriented expanded graphite and stearic acid with high thermal conductivity for solar thermal application
Abstract: Photothermal conversion and storage of organic solid-liquid phase change materials (PCMs) show huge potential in conquering discontinuous solar irradiation. It remains a challenge to...
Synergistic effect of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon black in multifunctional EPDM nanocomposites
Abstract: Ethylene–propylene–diene terpolymer rubber (EPDM)-based nanocomposites containing carbon black (CB), graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs), and mixtures of the two fillers were prepared. The...
Recycling of Automotive Vehicle’s Waste Glass to Develop Sustainable Glass Foam using a Curing-Sintering Process
Abstract: In Australia, yearly, around 22,500 Tons of waste glasses (WG) are discarded from end-of-life vehicles being landfilled because of the costly and convoluted recycling process. This...
Covalently bonded silica interfacial layer for simultaneously improving thermal and dielectric performance of copper/epoxy composite
Copper/epoxy (Cu/epoxy) composite is a kind of important thermal management material due to its high thermal conductivity, excellent mechanical robustness and low cost. However, susceptibility of Cu...
Physical, Thermal and Microstructural Characterization of Earth Mortars Stabilized with Incorporating Air Additive
In recent years, the search for non-conventional materials has intensified, aiming to reduce environmental impacts in the civil construction sector as a strategy for more sustainable development....
Enhanced thermally conductive and thermomechanical properties of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)/graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) nanocomposites for radiator of electronic components
In this work, multi-layer hot pressing (MLHP) method was used to prepare the graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) filled polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) composites. Effect of GNP content on the viscoelastic...
Friction-wear performance in environmentally friendly brake composites: A comparison of two different test methods
In this study, an eco-friendly brake composite sample (EFP) was produced with 3.5% hazelnut shell dust as a natural additive material. Friction tests were performed on the manufactured pad sample and...