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  • Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites. 

    Zhu, Huijun; Irfan, Adeel; Sachse, Sophia; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012015, 2012)
    ZHU, H., IRFAN, A., SACHSE, S. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, pp. 012015
    Little information is currently available on possible release of nanomaterials or/and nanoparticles (NP) from conventional and novel products and associated health effect. This study aimed to assess the possible release ...
  • Characterization of synthesized polyurethane/montmorillonite nanocomposite foams. 

    Ansari, Farahnaz; Sachse, Sophia; Michalowski, S.; Kavosh, Masoud; Pielichowski, Krzysztof; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012039, 2014)
    ANSARI, F., SACHSE, S., MICHALOWSKI, S., KAVOSH, M., PIELICHOWSKI, K. and NJUGUNA, J., 2014. Characterization of synthesized polyurethane/montmorillonite nanocomposite foams. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 64, pp. 012039
    Nanophased hybrid composites based on polyurethane/montmorillonite (PU/MMT) have been fabricated. The nanocomposite which was formed by the addition of a polyol premix with 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate to obtain ...
  • The effect of matrix and reinforcement material selection on the tensile properties of hybrid composites. 

    Silva, Francesco; Sachse, Sophia; Zhu, Huijun; Pielichowski, Krzysztof; Leszczynska, Agnieszka; Njuguna, James (Greenleaf Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.2350.2014.00005, 2014-05)
    SILVA, F., SACHSE, S., ZHU, H., PIELICHOWSKI, K., LESZCZYNSKA, A. and NJUGUNA, J., 2014. The effect of matrix and reinforcement material selection on the tensile properties of hybrid composites. Journal of Sustainable Mobility, 1 (1), pp. 37-52.
    In order to develop advanced materials as lightweight structures three-phased composites were prepared using nano-fillers, nano-silica (nano-SiO2) and nano-clay and micro glass-spheres to reinforce two kinds of glass-fibre ...
  • Effect of nanofillers on low energy impact performance of sandwich structures with nanoreinforced polyurethane foam cores. 

    Sachse, Sophia; Poruri, Manohar; Silva, Francesco; Michalowski, S.; Pielichowski, Krzysztof; Njuguna, James (Sage https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1099636213512497, 2014-03-31)
    SACHSE, S., PORURI, M., SILVA, F., MICHALOWSKI, S., PIELICHOWSKI, K. and NJUGUNA, J., 2014. Effect of nanofillers on low energy impact performance of sandwich structures with nanoreinforced polyurethane foam cores. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, Vol 16 (2), pp. 173-194.
    Sandwich panels were fabricated with nanoclay-filled polyurethane foams and glass fiber-reinforced polyamide and polypropylenes face sheets. Nanoclay-filled foam cores, with organophilic montmorillonite loadings of 0–10 wt%, ...
  • Energy absorption characteristics of nano-composite conical structures. 

    Silva, Francesco; Sachse, Sophia; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012010, 2012-09)
    SILVA, F., SACHSE, S. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Energy absorption characteristics of nano-composite conical structures. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40 (1), pp. 012010.
    The effect of the filler material on the energy absorption capabilities of polyamide 6 composite structures is studied in details in the present paper. The axial dynamic and quasi-static collapse of conical structures was ...
  • Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Sachse, Sophia; Silva, Francesco; Irfan, Adeel; Pielichowski, Krzysztof; Leszczynska, Agnieszka; Blazquez, Maria; Kazmina, Olga; Kuzmenko, Oleksandr; Njuguna, James (IOP http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012012, 2012)
    SACHSE, S., SILVA, F., IRFAN, A., ZHU, H., PIELICHOWSKI, K., LESZCZYNSKA, A., BLAZQUEZ, M., KAZMINA, O., KUZMENKO, O. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, pp. 012012
    During the past decade, polymer nanocomposites have emerged as a novel and rapidly developing class of materials and attracted considerable investment in research and development worldwide. However, there is currently a ...