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The dispersion of SWCNTs treated by coupling and dispersing agents in fiber reinforced polymer composites
Author(s): Yuexin Duan; Lu Yuan; Yan Zhao; Fengxia Guan
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Paper Abstract

It is an obstacle issue for Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) applied in fiber reinforced polymer composites that CNTs is dispersed in nano-level, particularly for single-wall Carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). In this paper, SWCNTs were treated by the coupling agent like volan and dispersing agent as BYK to improve the dispersion in the Glass Fiber/Epoxy composites. The result of dispersion of SWCNTs in composites was observed by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Then the Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) of these kinds of composites with treated and untreated SWCNTs were obtained by Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA). Moreover, the bending properties of these composites were tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 642311 (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779387
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Yuexin Duan, Beihang Univ. (China)
Lu Yuan, Beihang Univ. (China)
Yan Zhao, Beihang Univ. (China)
Fengxia Guan, Beihang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6423:
International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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