ACM to Present Paper on Functionalized SiC Whiskers For Use in Elastomers at ACS Rubber Division Symposium in San Antonio.

March 22, 2012

 Dr. Tom Quantrille, President of ACM, will be presenting a paper on functionalized SiC whiskers at the 181st technical meeting and educational symposium of the ACS Rubber Division on Abril 25th in San Antonio, TX. Silicon carbide is a very tough material with a diamond cubic crystal structure and estimated modulus of 450 GPa. SiC whiskers are "nanotubes" approximately 0.6 microns in diameter with a distribution in lengths from 7 microns to 120 microns. The high L/D of these materials exhibit unique properties in elastomers. Advanced Composite Materials, LLC has developed a method to functionalize these whiskers by grafting amine functionality onto the surface. The combination of amine functionality with nanotube morphology provides unique properties that cannot be achieved by other means.

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