Physical properties of filled polymers

Nanocomposites materials have been the subject of many studies over the past decade due to their promising potentials in various areas as mechanical reinforcement, functional materials, electronic, biomaterials... However, in order to reach their full potential, nanocomposites must achieve very good dispersion of the filler: for example any agglomerate can dramatically impair the transparency or the mechanical properties of the material. Our general objective is then to develop a global competency and an understanding scheme (based on interactions  and rheological parameters) on filler dispersion in a large variety of polymers.