Influence of exfoliated carbon nanotubes on crystal structure and tensile properties of polypropylene

Peng Liu, Kevin Lee White, Hung Jue Sue, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Atsushi Takahara

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Abstract

The objective of this work is to investigate the microstructural mechanisms responsible for the observed remarkable increase in modulus and strength of polypropylene (PP) containing only trace amounts of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The functionalized MWCNTs were individually dispersed in commercial polypropylene matrix by using our novel nanoplatelet-assistcd dispersion approach, followed by compatibilization of MWCNT in a small amount of stabilizing surfactant. We also report on the morphology and dynamic mechanical properties, and propose a novel mechanism for reinforcement of thermoplastic materials with individual MWCNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
Pages2484-2491
Number of pages8
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781632665300
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2013Apr 24 2013

Other

Other71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period4/22/134/24/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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