The nanocomposite of PMMA/ZnO was prepared by solution casting technique by dispersing ZnO nano particles at 4wt% of PMMA content. Dispersion of ZnO nanoparticles alters the structure of pure PMMA which is attributed through Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Phase transition temperature, Young modulus, tensile strength, toughness and fracture strain are analyzed through stress strain curve ascertain through Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA). The study reveals that dispersion of nano ZnO expressively reformed the properties of pure PMMA.
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer, Young Modulus, Tensile Properties, Tensile Strength, Toughness, Fracture Strain.
Pramod K. Arya; Vishal Mathur; Dinesh Patidar, Structural, Phase Transition Temperature and Tensile Behavior of PMMA/ZnO Nanocomposite, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 22, Issue 1, October 2016, pp. 6-12, e-ISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-81-932623-2-0.