Rheology of polycarbonate reinforcedwith functionalized and unfunctionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes

M. P. Lalko, Leela Rakesh, S. Hirschi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Functionalized carbon nanotubes
  • Polycarbonate nanocomposites
  • Rheology

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