Polymer-graphite and polymer-carbon nanotube nanocomposites: processing via solid-state shear pulverization

Jun'ichi Mausda*, Katsuyuki Wakabayashi, Philip J. Brunner, John M. Torkelson

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Abstract

A continuous, industrially scalable process method called solid-state shear pulverization is shown to be effective in producing well-dispersed polypropylene/ carbon nanotube and polypropylene/ as-received graphite nanocomposites that cannot be obtained by conventional melt processing alone. Major improvements in Young's modulus (> 100% increase) and yield strength (65% increase) are obtained in the nanocomposites made by SSSP, with the maximum increases being observed in samples containing the highest concentrations of nanofiller that are well-dispersed. In contrast, electrical conductivity is correlated to dispersion of carbon-based nanofiller in a different manner, with conductivity increasing with increasing nanofiller content even when an increase in nanofiller content results in less effective dispersion or exfoliation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
Pages547-551
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Nov 25 2009
Event67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 24 2009

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/22/096/24/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Mausda, J., Wakabayashi, K., Brunner, P. J., & Torkelson, J. M. (2009). Polymer-graphite and polymer-carbon nanotube nanocomposites: processing via solid-state shear pulverization. In 67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009 (pp. 547-551). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1).