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Fabrication of Concussion Resistant Nanocomposites

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dc.contributor.author Zuo, Tong
dc.contributor.author Shen, Kuangyu
dc.contributor.author Li, Xiaoliang
dc.contributor.author Macwan, Isaac
dc.contributor.author Patra, Prabir
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-21T19:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-21T19:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-23
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/2187
dc.description.abstract Studying concussions is of paramount importance. Concussions occurring in sports and sudden other accidental cases are causing major injuries to people often times it leads to CTE and eventual death. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is one type of degenerative brain disease that can be found in athletes, military veterans, and other people who have repetitive brain trauma. CTE is usually caused by repetitive hits to the head sustained over a period of years, most people diagnosed with CTE suffered hundreds or thousands of head impacts over the course of many years, such as playing contact sports or serving in the military. PDMS-based nanomaterials are gaining widespread attention in this regard. We report the use PDMS polymer and graphene oxide/graphene as nanoparticle reinforcement to produce the vibration-absorbing PDMS-graphene nanocomposite. The stiffness of PDMS and graphene-PDMS nanocomposites were measured using dynamic mechanical analyzer. We prepared a well-controlled pore containing PDMS-graphene nanocomposites that exhibited significant improvement in impact absorption properties as a function of porosity. Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) was used to compute the physical interactions between graphene and PDMS. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) en_US
dc.subject Impact absorption en_US
dc.subject Nanocomposites en_US
dc.title Fabrication of Concussion Resistant Nanocomposites en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department School of Engineering en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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