Inducing polymer interphase formation in the composite at low nano-carbon loading

Kenan Song, Marilyn L. Minus

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The addition of the nano-carbon fillers is expected to improve the corresponding mechanical properties of the polymer matrix for high-performance fiber productions. This increase in the properties depends on the distribution of nano-carbons, as well as the interaction between the polymer and the filler. This work focuses on understanding how the nano-carbons can affect the formation of the polymer interfacial morphology to form self-reinforcement polymer-interphase regions in the composite. This study outlines the analysis of composites with low nano-carbon loadings (<1 wt%) in order to study this structure-property relationship. The results have shown that predominant interphase growth led to the significant mechanical property increase, corresponding to highest polymer chain orientation, longest lamellar height, and most compact crystal packing structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
PublisherNano Science and Technology Institute
Pages324-327
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781482258264
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 18 2014

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
Volume1

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period6/15/146/18/14

Keywords

  • Interphase
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanocomposite fibers
  • Polymers
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Song, K., & Minus, M. L. (2014). Inducing polymer interphase formation in the composite at low nano-carbon loading. In Technical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014 (pp. 324-327). (Technical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014; Vol. 1). Nano Science and Technology Institute.