Nanocomposites of polycarbonate (PC) containing low concentrations of pristine and COOH and OH functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs, COOH-SWNTs and OH-SWNTs) were prepared by melt-mixing and analyzed using rheology and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The steady state and linear viscoelastic behavior of each nanocomposite material is presented and compared to that of the neat PC. SEM analysis revealed that samples containing functionalized SWNTs were more dispersible than samples containing the pristine SWNTs.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry|
|State||Published - Jan 2009|
- Functionalized carbon nanotubes
- Polycarbonate nanocomposites