dc.contributor.authorHuang, Shu
dc.contributor.authorToh, Cher Ling
dc.contributor.authorYang, Liping
dc.contributor.authorPhua, Silei
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Rui
dc.contributor.authorDasari, Aravind
dc.contributor.authorLu, Xuehong
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-04T06:51:30Z
dc.date.available2016-07-04T06:51:30Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationHuang, S., Toh, C. L., Yang, L., Phua, S., Zhou, R., Dasari, A., et al. (2014). Reinforcing nylon 6 via surface-initiated anionic ring-opening polymerization from stacked-cup carbon nanofibers. Composites Science and Technology, 93, 30-37.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0266-3538en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/40886
dc.description.abstractThis article reports the preparation of nylon 6/stacked-cup carbon nanofiber (CNF) nanocomposites via in situ anionic ring-opening polymerization partially initiated from caprolactam-functionalized CNFs. As a result of the successful functionalization of CNF surface, good dispersion of the CNFs was observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Moreover, with the addition of a very small amount of CNFs, significant enhancements in tensile modulus and yield strength were achieved together with slightly improved impact resistance. The enhanced stiffness may be attributed to effective filler–matrix stress transfer induced by interfacial covalent bonds. On the other hand, SEM micrographs provided evidence for the possible unraveling of the stacked-cup CNF, which may allow the CNFs to bridge the matrix during crack propagation, hence resulting in the toughening of the nanocomposites.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipASTAR (Agency for Sci., Tech. and Research, S’pore)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComposites Science and Technologyen_US
dc.rights© 2013 Elsevier.en_US
dc.subjectA. Carbon fibersen_US
dc.subjectA. Nanocompositesen_US
dc.titleReinforcing nylon 6 via surface-initiated anionic ring-opening polymerization from stacked-cup carbon nanofibersen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.12.015


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