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Simulation Led Performance Evaluation and Design of Polymer Composite for Encapsulation of Low-Concentration Photovoltaic Modules
This work is focused on optimizing the properties of encapsulant for low-concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) modules leading to improved electrical power and module life. Thermal conductivity (TC),...
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...
Innervated, Self-Sensing Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuators with Closed Loop Control
The programmable assembly of innervated LCE actuators (iLCEs) with prescribed contractile actuation, self-sensing, and closed loop control via core–shell 3D printing is reported. This...
Natural rubber nanocomposites: effect of carbon black/multi-walled carbon nanotubes hybrid fillers on the mechanical properties and thermal conductivity
This work presents the effect of carbon black (CB)/multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) hybridfiller system on the mechanical properties and thermal conductivity of natural rubber (NR) based...
Trident Thermal Conductivity Application Highlight: Measuring Thin Film Samples using Flex TPS Sensor
The following Application Highlight addresses the measurement of polymeric thin films using the Flex Transient Plane Source (TPS) sensor and the Thin Films utility available on Trident. Thin Films...
Influence of filler hybridization on thermomechanical properties of hemp/silver epoxy composite
The polymer composite material’s thermomechanical properties with fiber as reinforcement material have been widely studied in the last few decades. However, these fiber-based polymer composites...
Thermally drawn biodegradable fibers with tailored topography for biomedical applications
There is a growing demand for polymer fiber scaffolds for biomedical applications and tissue engineering. Biodegradable polymers such as polycaprolactone have attracted particular attention due to...
Rheological study of EPDM/silicone rubber blends phase inversion and characterization of resultant mechanical and thermal properties
This study was committed to the characterization of the rheological, thermal, mechanical, and morphological properties of ethylene‐propylene‐diene monomer (EPDM)/silicone rubber (SR) blends....
Thermomechanical and tribological properties of spark plasma sintered bearing steel/cBN(Ni) composites for engineering applications
This study attempt to investigate microstructural, thermomechanical and tribological properties of low-temperature sintered cBN and Ni-coated cBN reinforced bearing steel composites. Ultrasonic probe...