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Title: Non-solution treatment method of carbon nanotubes to prepare strong and tough polymer nanocomposites
Authors: Roy, Sunanda
Hu, Xiao
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Materials
Plasma
Interface
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Roy, S., & Hu, X. (2015). Non-solution treatment method of carbon nanotubes to prepare strong and tough polymer nanocomposites. Proceedings of SPIE - International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 9302, 93021N-. doi:10.1117/12.2084914
Abstract: This paper demonstrated a simple approach for the development of advanced Nylon 12 composites by selectively modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Prior mixing with Nylon 12, MWCNTs were modified by a nonsolvent process namely plasma treatment in order to improve its dispersion in the nylon matrix and enhance the interfacial adhesion by increasing the compatibility. A new combination of plasma treatment have been found through extensive investigations that led the nanocomposites to be extremely strong and tough even at moderately low amount of CNTs loading. Addition of only 1 wt % of modified MWCNTs, improved the tensile strength, Young’s modulus and elongation at break of the nanocomposites by ~ 65%, 61% and 68%, respectively. The FESEM images of fracture surfaces of nanocomposites showed excellent adhesion and dispersion of CNTs within the matrix, indicating the high merit of our selective plasma treatment process.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/88904
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/46997
DOI: 10.1117/12.2084914
Rights: © 2015 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This paper was published in Proceedings of SPIE - International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014 and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2084914]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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