A molecular dynamic simulation method to elucidate the interaction mechanism of nano-SiO2 in polymer blends

A molecular dynamic simulation method to elucidate the interaction mechanism of nano-SiO2 in... A molecular dynamics simulation is employed to investigate the effects of nano-SiO2 particles on the properties of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) blends and demonstrate the interaction mechanism of nano-SiO2 particles in blend systems. Six blend systems with different concentrations of SiO2 particles (0–12.8%) and two interfacial interaction models of polymers on the SiO2 surface were designed and analyzed in terms of density distribution, mechanical properties, fractional free volume, and X-ray diffraction patterns. The incorporation of nano-SiO2 particles into the PVA/PVP blend systems increased their mechanical properties, densities, and semicrystalline character. Density distribution analysis indicated PVA molecular chains are more easily adsorbed on the SiO2 surface than PVP molecular chains. Finally, an analysis of binding energies and pair correlation functions of interfacial interaction models revealed the interaction mechanism of nano-SiO2 particles in PVA/PVP systems. Hydrogen bond interactions between polar functional groups in polymer molecular chains and the hydroxyl groups of the SiO2 surface are involved in adsorption of the polymers on the SiO2 surface and explain why nano-SiO2 particles can significantly influence the properties of PVA/PVP systems. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Materials Science Springer Journals

A molecular dynamic simulation method to elucidate the interaction mechanism of nano-SiO2 in polymer blends

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/a-molecular-dynamic-simulation-method-to-elucidate-the-interaction-hFM7q08iO7
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Materials Science; Materials Science, general; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Polymer Sciences; Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials; Crystallography and Scattering Methods; Classical Mechanics
ISSN
0022-2461
eISSN
1573-4803
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10853-017-1330-0
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial