Impact of carbon nanotube aspect ratio and dispersion on epoxy nanocomposite performance

Shirley Zhiqi Shen, Stuart Bateman, Chi Huynh, Mel Dell'Olio, Stephen Hawkins, Weidong Yang, Qiang Yuan Yang, Ke Feng Cai

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Abstract

This paper compared the effect of aspect ratios and dispersions of carbon nanotubes (CNT) made in CSIRO, with a broad range of aspect ratios with similar dimensions in diameter, on the electric conductivity, rheology and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis of multi-wall nanotubes (MWNT)/epoxy nanocomposites. A medium aspect ratio seems to be the most effective in conductive network formation in epoxy matrix and also provide best storage modulus of CNT/epoxy nanocomposites under providing processing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASPT08 - Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Materials
Pages198-201
Number of pages4
Volume66
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Materials, ASPT08 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 14 Nov 200917 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume66
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Materials, ASPT08
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period14/11/0917/11/09

Keywords

  • Aspect ratio
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Conductivity
  • Rheology
  • Thermal-mechanical property

Cite this

Shen, S. Z., Bateman, S., Huynh, C., Dell'Olio, M., Hawkins, S., Yang, W., Yang, Q. Y., & Cai, K. F. (2009). Impact of carbon nanotube aspect ratio and dispersion on epoxy nanocomposite performance. In ASPT08 - Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Materials (Vol. 66, pp. 198-201). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 66). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.66.198