Composition-optimized synthetic graphite/polymer nanocomposites

Ehsan Bafekrpour, George Philip Simon, Minoo Naebe, Jana Habsuda, Chunhui Yang, Bronwyn Fox

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In this study the optimization design, fabrication and characterization of synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites are performed. The composition of synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites was controlled across the thickness by stacking eight homogeneous layers containing 0, 5, 10, and 20wt synthetic graphite in different sequences. Four compositional gradient patterns, as well as a homogenous nanocomposite, with the same geometry and synthetic graphite content, were fabricated to investigate the optimized design for thermomechanical properties. Results show that nanocomposites with a high concentration of synthetic graphite on the surfaces and neat resin at the center have the best thermomechanical and viscoelastic properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC Conference Proceedings
EditorsMark Spalding
Place of PublicationBrookfield CT USA
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers, Inc.
Pages437 - 441
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781622760831
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2012 - Orlando, United States of America
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
Period1/01/12 → …

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