Properties of carbon nanotubes/linear low density polyethylene nanocomposites fabricated by cryogenic ball-milling

G. Terife, K. A. Narh

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Abstract

Cryogenic ball-milling process was used to produce Polyethylene/CNT nanocomposites; containing lwt% of Multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Through tensile testing an increase of up to 28% in elastic modulus was observed with respect to the matrix. The morphology of the nanocomposite, and the degree of dispersion of the MWCNTs were studied using SEM and light transmission microscopy. Both MWCNT ropes and aggregates were observed; also wetting of the nanotubes by the matrix was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
Pages686-689
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 23 2011
EventNanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2011Jun 16 2011

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
Volume1

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period6/13/116/16/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Cryogenic ball-milling
  • Mechanical properties, thermal properties
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)

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