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Calcium carbonate nanocomposites

Y. Lin and C.-M. Chan,     The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, PR China

Abstract:

This chapter describes the use of calcium carbonate nanoparticles in polymers. The chapter first reviews the production of calcium carbonate nanoparticles and their surface treatments. The chapter then reviews various polymer nanocomposites. Finally, it presents the toughening mechanisms of polymers filled with calcium carbonate nanoparticles.

Key words

calcium carbonate nanoparticle

surface treatment

nanocomposite

toughening mechanism

precipitated calcium carbonate

3.1 Introduction: applications of calcium carbonate nanoparticles

Calcium carbonate particles have been used in the plastics industry for many ...

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