One of our fundamental goals is to develop the techniques that enable us to predict the properties of these materials following particular processes, and hence to help designers tailor materials and processes to specific parts.
We are exploring the structure of conductive polycarbonate nanocomposites, used in antistatic packaging.
By understanding the mechanisms by which polymers filled with different conductive particles change their conductivity when deformed for sensor applications.
The way in which degradable polymers evolve their structure during degradation is important in areas such as medical implants, see Biomaterials research area. We also study the way in which different shapes of nanoparticles can affect the diffusion of water and the mechanical stiffness.
By subjecting rubber to a range of strain histories, we seek to understand how the structure of filled rubbers evolves with deformation, and study a process known as the Mullins effect. To predict how rubber parts will respond to a load such as during an accident.
We are developing models able to predict the mechanical and optical properties of polymer glasses like polystyrene. As part of this work, we have been studying special bimodal blends using neutron scattering to understand how different length scales within polymers interact with each other during relaxation processes.
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