Y. Lin and C.-M. Chan, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, PR China
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.
calcium carbonate nanoparticle
precipitated calcium carbonate
Calcium carbonate particles have been used in the plastics industry for many ...