Micro structure and Fractography of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Nanocomposites

Alam, A. K. M. Moshiul and Beg, M. D. H. and R. M., Yunus (2016) Micro structure and Fractography of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Nanocomposites. Polymer Composites. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1548-0569. (In Press / Online First) (In Press / Online First)

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In this study unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) was reinforced with different concentration of predispersed multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT). The rheology, structural analysis, fracture behavior, morphology, and thermal analysis of nanocomposites were carried out as a function of MWCNT content. Shear thinning behavior exhibited distinguishable dispersion quality of 0.3 wt% MWCNT in UPR matrix. Structural analysis reveals that MWCNT enhanced the nucleation of nanocomposites. The crystallinity of nanocomposites was increased by 71% after incorporation of 0.3 wt% MWCNT. Bending strength (BS) and bending modulus (BM) of nanocomposites were increased as well as 0.3 wt% MWCNT exhibited crack shielding in nanocomposites.The glass transition (Tg) and melting transition (Tm) of nanocomposites was increased by 68C and 108C respectively as compare to neat UPR. Additionally thermal stability of 0.3 wt% MWCNT incorporated nanocomposites was significantly improved as compare to UPR and nanocomposites which contained 0.1 and 0.5 wt% MWCNT

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanocomposites
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 01:24
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 07:48
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/12673
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