Improving the dispersion of the carbon nanotubes in polymer based nanocomposites by dry coating

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes tend to agglomerate in the polymer matrix, and it is difficult to separate individual nanotubes, even when surfactants are used during the mixing. To overcome the problems associated with agglomeration of nanofillers, the feasibility of dispersing carbon nanotubes in a polymer matrix by a novel methodology which involves mechanically pre-coating the polymer particles with the nano-fillers in the dry state prior to melt processing is being investigated. This paper presents the results of an experimental study for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the surface coating techniques versus the conventional mixing methods used in dispersing nano-fillers in polymer matrices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2186-2190
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Sep 28 2007
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 11 2007

Other

OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/6/075/11/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Deagglomeration
  • Dry coating
  • Supercritical suspensions

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