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An Evaluation of the Dielectric Barrier Discharge Treatment on the Mechanical, Structural and Morphological Properties of Carbon Fibers

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da Silva Monte Vidal, Dielly Cavalcanti [1, 2] ; Santos, Alberto Lima [1] ; Kostov, Konstantin Georgiev [1] ; Goncalves da Silva, Leide Lili [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Engn Guaratingueta, Dept Fis & Quim, Ave Ariberto Pereira da Cunha 333, BR-12516410 Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[2] Fac Tecnol Pindamonhangaba, Pindamonhangaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Carbon fibers (CFs) have been widely applied in the manufacture of polymeric composites. The mechanical properties of these composites depend on the adhesion in the matrix/CF interface. Since the CFs have poor adhesion properties, a surface treatment of the CFs becomes necessary. The plasma process used in this work was the dielectric barrier discharge (DBD). The DBD treatment of twill weave carbon fibers (2x2) was performed during 2.0; 5.0; 7.5 and 10.0 minutes. CF/polypropylene (PP) composites were produced by hot pressing method. The surface morphology, structure and mechanical properties of CFs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Raman spectroscopy, interlaminar shear test (ILSS) and dynamical mechanical analysis (DMA), respectively. SEM images show great changes on the CF surface after the treatment, AFM results show that the fiber treated for 2.0 min exhibited the highest roughness and Raman spectra revealed that the carbon fiber crystalline structure did not change after the treatment. The ILSS and DMA results show an increase of the mechanical strength and no major change in the glass temperature of the composites after the DBD treatment, respectively. Some results were compared to those obtained in our previous study, in which the plain weave fiber (1x1) was evaluated. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/03714-3 - Interface treatment of thermoplastic composites and glassy carbon by plasma assisted techniques for aerospace, electrochemical and biomedical applications
Grantee:Leide Lili Gonçalves da Silva Kostov
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/09842-4 - Study of carbon fibers surface modification by plasma treatments for enhancing adhesion on the carbon fiber/PPS composites interface
Grantee:Alberto Lima Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 09/13843-0 - Study of carbon fiber surface after plasma treatments by dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)
Grantee:Alberto Lima Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation