On the physiochemical properties of the interface between nanometer thin polymer films and nano-controlled oxide layers Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Silica templating approach for in-column radical polymerisation of low domain size polymer monoliths. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Multi-scale modelling and characterization of fatigue damage in unidirectionally reinforced polymer composites under multi-axial and variable-amplitude loading Ghent University
The core idea of this project is to develop a consistent multi-scale modelling framework for fatigue damage in unidirectionally reinforced composites. Three scales are distinguished: (i) the micro-scale, (ii) the meso-scale and (iii) the macro-scale. Testing procedures are developed to generate reliable and consistent baseline data for multi-axial and variable-amplitude fatigue loading.
Polymers are large molecules having periodical structures formed by repetition of its structural unit leading to a molecular chain or a sheet – the latter is a very recent achievement of polymer chemists. Their properties are determined not only by their structural units but also by their conformation and environment, offering great possibilities for tuning of properties. Polymer materials are flexible and light while they can be stronger ...
Charge transfer in semiconducting polymer / CVD diamond heterostructures Hasselt University
Utilization of Nitrones in Radical Polymerization and Polymer Conjugation Hasselt University
Modelling of the electrical and thermal transport mechanisms in graphene nano-modified polymer compounds and fibres (GraSage). KU Leuven
Graphene has been subject to tremendous research in the field of polymer based composite materiaIs as evidenced by a large number of publications in the last few years. However, no qualitative and quantitative models of the interactions between graphene and the surrounding polymer are currently available. The lack of knowledge about structural formation in nanocomposites impedes the development of high performance graphene-modified fibre ...
Fully closed circle for re- and upcycling of used polymer Ghent University
De algemene doelstelling is het hergebruik van afvalplastics, zoals PVC, polypropyleen (PP) en
polyethyleen (PE), door het ontwikkelen van recyclageprocessen met behulp van oplosmiddelen die
additieven met een REACH beperking verwijderen en opwerken (bv. Ftalaat weekmakers,
gebromineerde vlamvertragers (BFRs) en Pb-stabilisatoren) en de recuperatie van zuiver polymeer
toelaten. De combinaties van solvent/anti-solvent ...
Fundamental study on self-lubricating characteristics of polymer from the perspective of wear response, interfacial dynamics and the formation of transfer layer. Ghent University
Investigating particle generation and transfer layer dynamicity at micron-scale provides precise information on the polymer wear process. Parameters contributing specifically to mild, transition and severe wear are studied for its physical interaction process in continuous sliding using advanced image based in-situ monitoring of contact surface. Thereby understanding the complex self-protecting and lubricating nature of polymers.