Influence of Hydroxyl and Carboxyl Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Filler Loading on the Tensile Properties of Epoxy Composites

Ervina, Junaidi and Mariatti, Jaafar and Sinin, Hamdan (2017) Influence of Hydroxyl and Carboxyl Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Filler Loading on the Tensile Properties of Epoxy Composites. Solid State Phenomena, 264. pp. 58-61. ISSN 1662-9779

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Abstract

In this study, three various types of fillers; pristine multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), hydroxyl functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT-OH) and carboxyl functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT-COOH) were used to prepare epoxy (EP) composites via ultrasonication and casting techniques. The effect of pristine MWCNT and functionalized MWCNT (MWCNT-OH and MWCNT-COOH) and fillers loading (0-1.0 vol%) on tensile properties of EP composites were investigated and compared. To identify the effectiveness of functional groups on the EP composites, the MWCNT, MWCNT-OH and MWCNT-COOH were compared through tensile testing. The addition of pristine MWCNT decreased the material’s tensile strength and modulus, while the addition of MWCNT-OH decreased the material’s tensile strength. However, among the EP composites, the 0.4 vol% MWCNT-COOH/EP composite exhibited a 12.80% increase in tensile strength (44 MPa). The tensile modulus of 0.4 vol% MWCNT-OH/EP and MWCNT-COOH/EP composites were found to be significantly higher compared to unfilled epoxy which were approximately 15.60% (2376 MPa) and 18.54% (2436 MPa) respectively. In conclusion, the MWCNT-COOH/EP composite showed slight improvement in both the tensile strength and modulus. The effect of functionalized MWCNT was supported by morphological analysis, which demonstrated an improvement in MWCNT-COOH dispersion with slightly fine agglomerates particles at 0.4 vol%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epoxy, Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube, Tensile Properties, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 08:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20273

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