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Novel improvement in processing of polymer nanocomposite based on 2D materials as fillers

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Munoz, P. A. R. [1] ; de Oliveira, C. F. P. [1] ; Amurin, L. G. [1] ; Rodriguez, C. L. C. [1] ; Nagaoka, D. A. [1] ; Tavares, M. I. B. [2] ; Domingues, S. H. [1] ; Andrade, R. J. E. [1] ; Fechine, G. J. M. [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Prebiteriana Mackenzie, Graphene & Nanomat Res Ctr MackGraphe, Rua Consolacao 896, BR-01302907 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Macromol Prof Eloisa Mano IMA, BR-21941970 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: EXPRESS POLYMER LETTERS; v. 12, n. 10, p. 930-945, OCT 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 6

Here, for the first time, novel improvement in processing of polymer nanocomposite based on 2D materials as fillers leading to manufacturing by melt mixing is described. Two new strategies were used to insert pre-exfoliated 2D material into the polymer matrix, liquid-phase feeding (LPF), and solid-solid deposition (SSD). Initially, graphene oxide (GO) and polystyrene (PS) were used as templates for the 2D material and polymer, respectively. Traditional characterizations (tensile mechanical test, molecular weight, rheological measurements and transmission electron microscopy) were carried out, therefore, two unique characterization techniques beyond micro and nanoscale were also used allowing the evaluation of the nanocomposite morphology for millimeter samples size (X-ray Microtomography and Low-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). The results show that both methods could be suitable as large-scale manufacturing, and the process parameters must be optimized to obtain a low level of agglomerates. SSD and LPF methods were also applied to other different polymer/2D materials systems (poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) - PBAT/GO and PS/Molybdenum disulfide - MoS2), and the results are also presented here. The methodologies described here show indications that can be extended to all thermoplastic polymers and 2D materials providing nanocomposites with suitable morphology to obtain singular properties and to trigger the start of the manufacturing process on a large scale. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/07244-3 - Graphene-based polymer nanocomposites for application in optical communications
Grantee:Leice Gonçalves Amurin
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/22840-3 - Direct dry transfer of CVD graphene to 2D and 3D polymeric substrates
Grantee:Guilhermino José Macêdo Fechine
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration
Grantee:Antonio Helio de Castro Neto
Support type: Research Projects - SPEC Program