Document Type: Original Research Article

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1 Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, I.R of Iran.

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, India

4 Department of Studies in Physics University of Mysore Manasagangotri, Mysore, India

5 Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The aim of this work is to probe the influence of nanoclay and turmeric spends content on microcrystalline of vinyl ester hybrid nanocomposites. A series of vinyl ester hybrid nanocomposites have been fabricated with varying amounts of TS viz., 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 % w/w along with 2% nanoclay. The microcrystalline parameters such as crystallite size and lattice strain of vinyl ester hybrid nanocomposites have been measured by using wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS). These values were correlated with physico-mechanical properties of the vinyl ester hybrid nanocomposites with and without turmeric spent to understand the holistic behaviour of the nanocomposites. Two prominent Bragg reflections at major peak in the 2θ region 17.35 – 17.79º and a small shoulder in the 2θ region around 40.00 - 42.44º were observed in the wide-angle X-ray diffraction patterns of the vinyl ester hybrid nanocomposites films of various ratios.

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