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LDPE-based composites reinforced with surface modified cellulose fibres: 3D morphological and morphometrical analyses to understand the improved mechanical performance

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Autor(es):
Ferreia, F. V. [1, 2] ; Trindade, G. N. [2] ; Lona, L. M. F. [1] ; Bernardes, J. S. [2] ; Gouveia, R. F. [2]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Chem Engn, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Nanotechnol Natl Lab LNNano, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL; v. 117, p. 105-113, AUG 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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In this study, we reported the use of X-ray microtomography (mu CT) as a new analytical tool to investigate better the dispersion of natural filler in the polymer matrix. The pre-treated sugarcane bagasse (SCB), richer in cellulose, was first functionalised by hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDS) and then added (10, 20 and 30 wt% filler) to low-density polyethylene (LDPE) by melt mixing. The microstructure organization of the cellulose in the composites was studied using 3D and 2D mu CT images, where it was possible to obtain an in-depth morphological and morphometric analysis. Thus, the synergistic effect of the filler on the mechanical properties of the polymer matrix as a function of surface chemistry was well clarified without the need of a large number of micrographs as is required to show the quality of dispersion using conventional imaging techniques. The characterisation method reported here is an easy, non-destructive and powerful way to characterise the cellulose fibres dispersion in LDPE-based composites and it can be applied to other fillers and polymer matrices. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/04514-7 - Estudo do uso de nanopartículas de celulose no controle reológico de fluidos complexos
Beneficiário:Juliana da Silva Bernardes
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 16/09588-9 - Funcionalização de nanocristais de celulose para o desenvolvimento de nanocompósitos biodegradáveis PBAT/CNC
Beneficiário:Filipe Vargas Ferreira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado