nanocomposite (rus. нанокомпозит) — a composite material where at least one of the phases has separate elements (particles, crystallites, fibres, lamels, etc.) sized smaller, on average, than 100 nm in at least one dimension. See also "composite".

Illustrations

Microphotograph of heat resistant nickel alloy: γ'-phase – nickel-based solid solution, γ-phase
Microphotograph of heat resistant nickel alloy: γ'-phase – nickel-based solid solution, γ-phase – Ni3Al-based solid solution.

Author

  • Shlyakhtin Oleg A.

Sources

  1. Chvalun S.N. Polymer Nanocomposites // Priroda. – 2000. – № 7.– 22-30 pp. — http://vivovoco.ibmh.msk.su/VV/JOURNAL/NATURE/07_00/NANO/NANO.HTM (reference date: 12.12.2011).
  2. Nanocomposites: from research to practice (in Russian) // Analytical portal of chemical industry , Newchemistry.ru, 2006. — www.newchemistry.ru/letter.php?n_id=1555 (reference date 12.12.2011).

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