Spectral response and effective viscoelastic properties of MWNT-reinforced polycarbonate

F. T. Fisher*, A. Eitan, R. Andrews, L. S. Schadler, L. C. Brinson

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Abstract

The impact of embedded carbon nanotubes on the effective viscoelastic response of a nanotube-reinforced polycarbonate system is characterized by studying the temperature- and frequency-dependent behaviour of the material. Macroscale experimental results demonstrate that the effective relaxation spectra of the samples is consistent with non-bulk polymer regions of restricted molecular mobility. Such low mobility regions are attributed to localized nanoscale interactions between the nanotubes and individual polymer chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Composites Letters
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Reinforced polymers
  • Relaxation spectra
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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