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    Study on Effects of Short Wood Fibers on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Biodegradable Composite Based on Thermoplastic Starch

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Pesaran Haji Abbas, Ehsan (Author) ; Bagheri, Reza (Supervisor) ; Sayyed Reihani, Morteza (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Due to the negative effects of conventional plastics on the enviroment, especially in the packaging sector, extensive efforts have been put to replace these polymers with biodegradable polymers. Starch is one of the biodegradable polymers which has attracted a lot of attentions because of low cost and good processability. Native starch has the form of granule and can be processed to a continuous phase after gelatinization in the presence of a plasticizer. The resulting material is a biodegradable plastic-like material called thermoplastic starch (TPS) which is processed using conventional technologies, but suffers from low mechanical properties and high hydrophilicity. Addition of natural... 

    An Investigation on Production a Biomedical Mg Alloy-carbon Nanotube Composite Using Mechanical Alloying, Sintering & Hot Equal Channel Angular Pressing Process

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hosseini, Mohammadreza (Author) ; Karimi Taheri, Ali (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Nowadays, the research of biodegradable alloys with high corrosion and strength properties, along with a modulus of elasticity close to that of bone tissue, especially the magnesium alloys, which has a good biocompatibility and can be used as a biomedical material, has been considered by the medical industry. On the other hand, carbon nanotubes have been used as an reinforcing phase in composites due to their high mechanical properties. The aim of this project is to produce a biocompatible composite with magnesium alloy and carbon nanotube by powder metallurgy. In order to achieve this, first the raw powder of the alloying elements in the matrix without reinforcement and then with weight...