It was found that no percolation network formed in the PP/HNTs nanocomposites, since no solid-like behavior (plateau of G' at low frequencies) is observed considering the low HNTs
loadings used in the experiment.
Similar to other clay materials, HNTs
exhibit a large amount of surface hydroxyl groups rendering their dispersion into a polymer matrix and mostly to nonpolar ones very difficult [28,36].
Incorporation of HNTs
is expected to enhance the mechanical and thermal properties of the composites.
Divert unescorted HNTs
. The second distribution method was to divert unescorted HNTs
bound for one base to another base that was critically short of fuel.
Unlike CNTs, HNTs
are nonconductive by nature, but they can be made conductive through proprietary coatings developed by HNT
suppliers such as Applied Minerals, Inc., N.Y.C.
to explore the use of halloysite natural tubes (HNT
) in nail polish and other nail care products.
Hou and co-workers' research  on PVDF/HNTs nanocomposites prepared using solution casting method showed that the tensile fracture mode is microductility/ brittle for the nanocomposites with lower HNTs
contents ([less than or equal to] 10 phr) and is brittle/fibrillation for that with 20 phr HNTs
However, much like other nanofillers, the main difficulty in utilization of HNTs
in nanocomposites arises from the agglomeration of HNTs
and the poor interfacial compatibility between HNTs
and polymer matrix .
These movements were primarily executed using military-escorted HNTs
. This in itself posed significant problems because the poor quality and unreliability of the trucks exposed our convoys to dangerous situations on the road.
are ultra-tiny hollow tubes with diameters that average 100 nm and in lengths that range from 500 nm to over 1.2 microns.