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Nanocomposites of CNT/HDPE: effect of alcanes functionalization

Grant number: 13/20218-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Gilmar Patrocínio Thim
Grantee:Filipe Vargas Ferreira
Home Institution: Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais (IEF). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNT), especially the functionalized ones, have been added to polymer matrixes due to its mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. The incorporation of CNTs to high density polyethylene (HDPE) can improve the matrix properties, but it changes the crystallization/melting process as well. The study of crystallization/melting of polymers is very important, since it affects the ending properties of the nanocomposite. Moreover, several process variables can interfere in the actual role of the CNT reinforcement in the HDPE. Therefore, the objective of this project is to study the influence of three process variables in the viscoelastics of CNT/HDPE nanocomposites: the CNT amount, functionalization type and mixing power. The samples will be prepared by mechanical agitation of the melting polymer and cast by compression. The viscoelastic properties and the homogeneity will be studied as well. The relationship between this information will give support to better understand the CNT/HDPE interactions and make clear how these process variables can change the crystallization process of these nanocomposites.

Scientific publications (7)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERREIRA, F. V.; BRITO, F. S.; FRANCESCHI, W.; SIMONETTI, E. A. N.; CIVIDANES, L. S.; CHIPARA, M.; LOZANO, K. Functionalized graphene oxide as reinforcement in epoxy based nanocomposites. SURFACES AND INTERFACES, v. 10, p. 100-109, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 26.
FERREIRA, F. V.; FRANCESCHI, W.; MENEZES, B. R. C.; BRITO, F. S.; LOZANO, K.; COUTINHO, A. R.; CIVIDANES, L. S.; THIM, G. P. Dodecylamine functionalization of carbon nanotubes to improve dispersion, thermal and mechanical properties of polyethylene based nanocomposites. Applied Surface Science, v. 410, p. 267-277, JUL 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 36.
FERREIRA, F. V.; MENEZES, B. R. C.; FRANCESCHI, W.; FERREIRA, E. V.; LOZANO, K.; CIVIDANES, L. S.; COUTINHO, A. R.; THIM, G. P. Influence of carbon nanotube concentration and sonication temperature on mechanical properties of HDPE/CNT nanocomposites. FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, v. 25, n. 9, p. 531-539, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 15.
FERREIRA, FILIPE V.; FRANCISCO, WESLEY; MENEZES, BEATRIZ R. C.; BRITO, FELIPE S.; COUTINHO, ANDRE S.; CIVIDANES, LUCIANA S.; COUTINHO, APARECIDO R.; THIM, GILMAR P. Correlation of surface treatment, dispersion and mechanical properties of HDPE/CNT nanocomposites. Applied Surface Science, v. 389, p. 921-929, DEC 15 2016. Web of Science Citations: 25.
FERREIRA, FILIPE VARGAS; FRANCISCO, WESLEY; CANUTO DE MENEZES, BEATRIZ ROSSI; CIVIDANES, LUCIANA DE SIMONE; COUTINHO, APARECIDO DOS REIS; THIM, GILMAR PATROCINIO. Carbon nanotube functionalized with dodecylamine for the effective dispersion in solvents. Applied Surface Science, v. 357, n. B, p. 2154-2159, DEC 1 2015. Web of Science Citations: 25.
FRANCISCO, WESLEY; FERREIRA, FILIPE VARGAS; FERREIRA, EDUARDO VARGAS; CIVIDANES, LUCIANA DE SIMONE; COUTINHO, APARECIDO DOS REIS; THIM, GILMAR PATROCINIO. Functionalization of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Mechanical Property of Epoxy-Based Nanocomposite. JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 7, n. 3, p. 289-293, JUL-SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 22.
WESLEY FRANCISCO; FILIPE VARGAS FERREIRA; EDUARDO VARGAS FERREIRA; LUCIANA DE SIMONE CIVIDANES; APARECIDO DOS REIS COUTINHO; GILMAR PATROCÍNIO THIM. Functionalization of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Mechanical Property of Epoxy-Based Nanocomposite. J. Aerosp. Technol. Manag., v. 7, n. 3, p. 289-293, Set. 2015.

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