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Russell Gorga

Nano Research Area

  • Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Nano-Textiles
 

Research Summary

My interests lie in producing polymer films and fibers with superior mechanical, barrier, and conductive properties.  This can be achieved via the use of nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes.

Specific strategies involve dispersing the nanotubes via melt mixing and/or solution mixing.  Fibers and fibrous mats can be produced using conventional spinning techniques, as well as electrospinning.

Additional interests include using the nanoparticles as nucelation agents in semi-crystalline polymers.  The effect of dispersion and orientation of the nanoparticle on crystal morphology and the resulting properties is of particular interest.

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