Using magnetic impact coating technique to prepare carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer nanocomposites

G. Terife, K. A. Narh

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Abstract

The efficiency of using the dry coating process to produce polymer/CNT nanocomposites with improved mechanical and thermal properties was evaluated. A Linear Low density Polyethylene (LLDPE) in a powder form was used as the matrix material. The polymer powder was mixed with 0.25wt%, 0.5wt% and 1wt% of MWCNTs by the simultaneous deagglomerating and coating actions of the magnetic assisted impact coating device; the influence of the nanotube concentration and coating time on the mechanical properties and homogeneity of the nanocomposites were evaluated. The mechanical properties were determined in tension, and the morphology and homogeneity of the mixture were investigated through scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Significant increases in elastic moduli and strengths were observed with respect to the unfilled matrix material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
PublisherNano Science and Technology Institute
Pages365-368
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781482258264
StatePublished - 2014
EventNanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 18 2014

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
Volume1

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period6/15/146/18/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Cryogenic ball milling
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanocomposites

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