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Publication Citation: Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers (NISTIR 5904)

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Author(s): Marc R. Nyden;
Title: Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers (NISTIR 5904)
Published: October 01, 1996
Abstract: The flammability of polymeric materials is a major concern which impacts public safety and limits their use in buildings, ships, aircraft and clothing. Unfortunately, the traditional "trail and error" approach to the design of fire resistant materials is not cost effective. This realization has provided an impetus for the research conducted in this laboratory which has focused on using molecular dynamics modeling to identify factors which alter the condensed phase thermal degradation chemistries of polymers in ways which effect a reduction in their flammability.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5904
Keywords: fire research; fire science; thermal degradation; fire resistant materials; flammability
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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