{ "dc.contributor.author": "Sridhara, Pruthvi K." , "dc.contributor.author": "Massó, Ferran" , "dc.contributor.author": "Olsén, Peter" , "dc.contributor.author": "Vilaseca Morera, Fabiola" , "dc.date.accessioned": "2021-09-24T06:59:06Z" , "dc.date.available": "2021-09-24T06:59:06Z" , "dc.date.issued": "2021-08-20" , "dc.identifier.uri": "http://hdl.handle.net/10256/19914" , "dc.description.abstract": "Cellulose nanofiber (CNF) as a bio-based reinforcement has attracted tremendous interests in engineering polymer composites. This study developed a sustainable approach to reinforce polyamide-6 or nylon-6 (PA6) with CNFs through solvent casting in formic acid/water mixtures. The methodology provides an energy-efficient pathway towards well-dispersed high-CNF content PA6 biocomposites. Nanocomposite formulations up to 50 wt.% of CNFs were prepared, and excellent improvements in the tensile properties were observed, with an increase in the elastic modulus from 1.5 to 4.2 GPa, and in the tensile strength from 46.3 to 124 MPa. The experimental tensile values were compared with the analytical values obtained by micromechanical models. Fractured surfaces were observed using scanning electron microscopy to examine the interface morphology. FTIR revealed strong hydrogen bonding at the interface, and the thermal parameters were determined using TGA and DSC, where the nanocomposites’ crystallinity tended to reduce with the increase in the CNF content. In addition, nanocomposites showed good thermomechanical stability for all formulations. Overall, this work provides a facile fabrication pathway for high-CNF content nanocomposites of PA6 for high-performance and advanced material applications" , "dc.description.sponsorship": "This research was funded by the Biocomposites Program within the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden), a UdG grant (IFUdG 2017), Spain, and a three-month research grant from KTH (C2019-1106), Sweden. Support from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (RTI 2018-102070-B-C22) is also acknowledged" , "dc.format.mimetype": "application/pdf" , "dc.language.iso": "eng" , "dc.publisher": "MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)" , "dc.relation.isformatof": "Reproducció digital del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11082127" , "dc.relation.ispartof": "Nanomaterials, 2021, vol. 11, núm. 8, p. 2127" , "dc.relation.ispartofseries": "Articles publicats (D-EQATA)" , "dc.rights": "Attribution 4.0 International" , "dc.rights.uri": "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" , "dc.subject": "Fibres de cel·lulosa" , "dc.subject": "Cellulose fibers" , "dc.subject": "Compostos polimèrics" , "dc.subject": "Polymeric composites" , "dc.subject": "Materials nanoestructurats" , "dc.subject": "Nanostructured materials" , "dc.subject": "Poliamides" , "dc.subject": "Polyamides" , "dc.title": "Strong Polyamide-6 Nanocomposites with Cellulose Nanofibers Mediated by Green Solvent Mixtures" , "dc.type": "info:eu-repo/semantics/article" , "dc.rights.accessRights": "info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess" , "dc.relation.projectID": "info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020/RTI2018-102070-B-C22/ES/NANOCOMPUESTOS CONDUCTORES DE CELULOSA PARA CIRCUITOS ELECTRONICOS, BATERIAS Y SENSORES MAS SOSTENIBLES/" , "dc.type.version": "info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion" , "dc.identifier.doi": "https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11082127" , "dc.identifier.idgrec": "033489" , "dc.contributor.funder": "AEI" , "dc.type.peerreviewed": "peer-reviewed" , "dc.relation.FundingProgramme": "Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020" , "dc.relation.ProjectAcronym": "NANOCOMPUESTOS CONDUCTORES DE CELULOSA PARA CIRCUITOS ELECTRONICOS, BATERIAS Y SENSORES MAS SOSTENIBLES" , "dc.identifier.eissn": "2079-4991" }