Mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes/epoxy composites: effect of post-processing techniques and filler loading

Ervina, Junaidi and Mariattia, M. and Sinin, Hamdan (2016) Mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes/epoxy composites: effect of post-processing techniques and filler loading. Polymer Bulletin. pp. 1-21. ISSN 0032-3861

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In this study, MWCNT/epoxy composites were fabricated via combination of ultrasonication with two post-processing techniques namely, casting and hotpressing, respectively. The effect of these two post processing techniques and MWCNT loading ranging from 0 to 1.0 vol% on the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of MWCNT/epoxy composites were investigated. The addition of MWCNT in epoxy reduced the tensile strength and tensile modulus of the MWCNT/epoxy composites compared to unfilled epoxy. However, the MWCNT/ epoxy composites prepared by hot-pressing technique improved the tensile strength and tensile modulus at 0.4 vol% MWCNT loading as confirmed by morphological analysis. The DMA properties of MWCNT/epoxy composites prepared by both post-processing techniques showed no significant change in storage modulus and Tg values. The increment of MWCNT loading slightly increased the electrical and thermal properties of MWCNT/epoxy composites via the hot-pressing technique. These findings indicate that different post-processing techniques and filler loading govern the properties of MWCNT/epoxy composites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer-matrix composite (PMC), Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), Mechanical properties, Electrical properties, Thermal properties, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 07:57
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 06:32
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14370

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