Preparation and properties of stepwise graded synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites

E. Bafekrpour, Abdullah Kafi, G. P. Simon, C. Yang, J. Habsuda, Minoo Naebe, B. L. Fox

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Stepwise, functionally- graded synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites (FGNs) were fabricated using a combined powder stacking and compression moulding techniques. Ball milling was used to homogeneously distribute synthetic graphite within the phenolic resin matrix. The process allowed FGNs with four different microstructure gradient patterns of the same geometry and graphite content, as well as non-graded nanocomposites (NGNs), to be fabricated. It was found that the thermal properties of nanocomposites could be manipulated by changing the gradient patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 15 - 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationVenice, Italy, 24-28 June 2012
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEuropean Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 2012): Composites at Venice - Venice Congress Center, Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012
Conference number: 15th


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 2012)
Abbreviated titleECCM 2012
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  • Functionally graded nanocomposites
  • Synthetic graphite

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