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    • Relaxation studies on V2O5-TeO2 glasses using heterogeneous conductor model

      M Pal S K Saha D Chakravorty

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      The dielectric modulus spectra of glasses in the system V2O5-TeO2 have been studied as a function of frequency in the temperature range 230 to 330K. A heterogeneous conductor model developed recently with the assumption of a sinusoidally varying local conductivity in the conducting phase has been successfully applied to analyse the data in this glass system. The Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts (KWW) stretched exponential function has also been used to fit the measured modulus spectra. The exponentβ is found to be correlated to the conductivity fluctuation in the conducting phase as assumed in the heterogeneous model.

    • Preparation of polystyrene–clay nanocomposite by solution intercalation technique

      P K Paul S A Hussain D Bhattacharjee M Pal

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      Polymer–clay nanocomposites of commercial polystyrene (PS) and clay laponite were prepared via solution intercalation technique. Laponite was modified suitably with the well known cationic surfactant cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide by ion-exchange reaction to render laponite miscible with hydrophobic PS. X-ray diffraction analysis in combination with scanning electron microscopy gives an idea of structural and morphological information of PS–laponite nanocomposite for different varying organo-laponite contents. Intercalation of PS chain occurs into the interlayer spacings of laponite for low organo-laponite concentration in the PS–O-laponite mixture. However, aggregation and agglomeration occur at higher clay concentration. The molecular bond vibrational profile of laponite as well as PS–laponite nanocomposite have been explored by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Thermogravimetric analysis along with differential scanning calorimetry results reveal the enhancement of both thermal stability and glass transition temperature of PS due to the incorporation of clay platelets.

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