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Influence of carbon nanotube concentration and sonication temperature on mechanical properties of HDPE/CNT nanocomposites

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Ferreira, F. V. [1] ; Menezes, B. R. C. [1] ; Franceschi, W. [1] ; Ferreira, E. V. [2] ; Lozano, K. [3] ; Cividanes, L. S. [1] ; Coutinho, A. R. [4] ; Thim, G. P. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Technol Inst Aeronaut ITA, Dept Aeronaut & Mech Engn, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Parana UFPR, Dept Stat, Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[3] Univ Texas Rio Grande Valley, Mech Engn Dept, Edinburg, TX - USA
[4] Methodisth Univ Piracicaba, Lab Carbon Mat, Santa Barbara Doeste, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES; v. 25, n. 9, p. 531-539, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 15

Carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composites were prepared by a melt mixing procedure. The mechanical properties were analyzed using a central composite design where key factors were CNT concentration and sonication temperature during the sample preparation process. The results indicated that the optimum values were 0.8wt% for the concentration of CNT and 55 degrees C for the sonication temperature. The samples obtained at optimal conditions were systematically studied. Nanoindentation analysis showed an increase of 43% in Vickers hardness of the nanocomposite when compared to pure polymer. The improvement on the mechanical property is related to changes in the thermo-physical and viscoelastic properties of the nanocomposite. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/20218-0 - Nanocomposites of CNT/HDPE: effect of alcanes functionalization
Grantee:Filipe Vargas Ferreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/17492-6 - Effect of CTN functionalization with alcenes of several sizes on the CNT/PEAD nanocomposites
Grantee:Gilmar Patrocínio Thim
Support type: Regular Research Grants