Macroscale experimental evidence of a reduced-mobility non-bulk polymer phase in nanotube-reinforced polymers

F. T. Fisher*, L. C. Brinson

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Abstract

A study was conducted on the temperature- and frequency-dependent behavior of polycarbonate-nanotube systems with different weight fractions of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs). The experimental results show that the effective viscoelastic behavior of the nanotube-reinforced samples were consistent with the presence of a non-bulk polymer phase with restricted molecular mobility within the nanotube reinforced polymer (NRP). It was believed that such results in the analysis of the effective viscoelastic behavior of nanotube-reinforced polymers provided by macroscale mechanical experiment can provide important information concerning the nanoscale interaction between the nanotubes and the polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2742-2746
Number of pages5
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume4
StatePublished - Aug 28 2003
Event44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2003Apr 10 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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