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Role of Nanoparticles in Life Cycle of Nanocomposites

June 15, 2010
Xiaohong Gu, Guodong Chen, Minhua Zhao, Stephanie S. Watson, Paul E. Stutzman, Tinh Nguyen, Joannie W. Chin, Jonathan W. Martin
The objective of this study is to investigate the role of ZnO nanoparticles in the life cycle of a waterborne polyurethane (PU) nanocomposite during UV exposure. The effects of loadings and sizes of ZnO nanoparticles on photodegradation of ZnO/PU films


November 24, 2009
Eun S. Park, John R. Sieber, Charles M. Guttman, Kirk D. Rice, Kathleen M. Flynn, Stephanie S. Watson, Gale A. Holmes
There is great interest in the degradation of ballistic fibers from exposure to sunlight and high humidity, because it directly affects the lives of people who use protective ballistic armor. However, to date, no mechanism has been found to explain how

A Coherent Approach for Interrogating Polybenzoxazole Fibers for Residual Phosphoric Acid

September 17, 2009
Gale A. Holmes, Eun S. Park, Charles M. Guttman, Kathleen M. Flynn, John R. Sieber, Stephanie S. Watson, Kirk D. Rice
Because of the premature failure of soft-body armor that contains the active fiber poly [(benzo-[1,2-d:5,4-d']-benzoxazole-2,6-diyl)-1,4-phenylene] (PBO), the Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Studying Long-term Performance of a Nano-ZnO filled Waterborne Polyurethane Coating using Spectroscopies and Microscopies

September 9, 2009
Xiaohong Gu, Dongmei Zhe, Stephanie S. Watson, Guodong Chen, Minhua Zhao, Paul E. Stutzman, Deborah S. Jacobs, Tinh Nguyen, Joannie W. Chin, Jonathan W. Martin
Although inorganic UV absorbers such as zinc oxide (ZnO) and cerium oxide (CeO2) exhibit numerous advantages compared to organic UV absorbers, the mechanisms of how these nanoparticles affect the long-term performance of polymeric coatings are less than

Building Plumbing System Decontamination - First Report on Recommendations

September 6, 2009
Stephen J. Treado, Mark A. Kedzierski, Stephanie S. Watson, Nicos Martys, Kenneth D. Cole
This report summarizes the measurement results and recommended procedures for responding to building plumbing system contamination incidents and restoring the water system to safe operation. The recommendations are based on analysis of the results of a

Standards Development for Gas Phase Air Cleaning Equipment in Buildings

November 3, 2008
Andrew K. Persily, Cynthia H. Reed, Stephanie S. Watson, Nicos Martys, Edward J. Garboczi, Heather Davis
Concerns about building security have resulted in increasing interest in gas phase air cleaning (GPAC) and the need for standard methods to determine the effectiveness of these systems. Similarly, the ability to predict their installed performance, based

Comparing Analytical Methods for Detecting and Characterizing Nanoparticles in Formulated Products

October 1, 2008
Katherine M. Tyner, Anna M. Wokovich, William H. Doub, Lucinda F. Buhse, Li Piin Sung, Stephanie S. Watson, Nakissa Sadrieh
To understand the extent of consumer exposure to nanomaterials as well as how nanomaterials impact consumer goods, it is necessary to detect and characterize nanomaterials in unmodified final products. Although there are pathways to characterize

Elastic Modulus Characterization of Nanocomposite Latex Coatings

September 24, 2008
Aaron M. Forster, Stephanie S. Watson, Jonathan White
The elastic modulus of a polystyrene-butyl acrylate latex coating was measured using three different techniques: instrumented indentation, dynamic mechanical analysis, and tensile testing. The coating was formulated with 25 nm and 250 nm diameter TiO2

Contamination and Decontamination of Building Plumbing Systems

September 25, 2006
Stephen J. Treado, Mark A. Kedzierski, Stephanie S. Watson, Kenneth D. Cole
The quality of drinking water has always been a subject of interest. In fact, a stable and secure supply of clean drinking water is a hallmark of modern society. Recently, new concerns have arisen regarding the potential occurrence of intentional or

Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Latex Films via Instrumented Indentation

September 6, 2006
Aaron M. Forster, Stephanie S. Watson, Laura Johnson, Li Piin Sung
Inorganic particles, introduced into networked or glassy polymer films, have been used to increase the stiffness of films as a function of pigment loading. Latex films often contain inorganic pigments to increase the opaqueness of the film and to act as UV