• Mechanical properties of Ropaque hollow nanoparticles 

      Zhu, Liwen; Nguyen, Duc; Davey, Tim; Baker, Matthew; Such, Chris; Hawkett, Brian; Neto, Chiara
      Published 2017-10-15
      The elastic properties and strength upon compression of commercial Ropaque polystyrene hollow particles were investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). These particles are commonly used in paints as opacifying agents, ...
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    • Mechanical properties of Ropaque hollow nanoparticles 

      Zhu, Liwen; Nguyen, Duc; Davey, Tim; Baker, Matthew; Such, Chris; Hawkett, Brian; Neto, Chiara
      Published 2017-10-15
      The elastic properties and strength upon compression of commercial Ropaque polystyrene hollow particles were investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). These particles are commonly used in paints as opacifying agents, ...
      Open Access
      Article
    • Micron-sized polystyrene particles by surfactant-free emulsion polymerization in air: synthesis and mechanism 

      Telford, Andrew; Pham, Binh; Neto, Chiara; Hawkett, Brian
      Published 2013
      In this study, we propose an alternative method to produce high solids, micrometer-sized polystyrene (PS) latexes with narrow size distribution, based on the use of large amounts of polymerization initiator and allowing ...
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    • Premature detonation of an ammonium nitrate emulsion in reactive ground 

      Priyananda, Pramith; Djerdjev, Alexander; Gore, Jeff; Neto, Chiara; Beattie, James; Hawkett, Brian
      Published 2015
      When ammonium nitrate emulsions are used in blast holes containing pyrite, they can exothermally react with pyrite, causing the emulsion to intensively heat and detonate prematurely. Such premature detonations can inflict ...
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