Characterization of dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrices

Laura Peña-Parás, Hubert Phillips, Enrique V. Barrera

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Dispersions of carbon nanotube polymer composites were characterized by Raman mapping. Single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs), double-walled nanotubes (DWNTs), multi-walled nanotubes (MWNTs), and XD-grade carbon nanotubes (XD-CNTs) were dispersed in a vinyl ester (VE) resin using an ultrasonic probe at a fixed frequency. SWNTs were functionalized with succinic acid peroxide (SAP) to enhance dispersion. Increasing ultrasonication energy was found to improve the distribution of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and decrease the size of ropes, whereas excessive amounts of energy were found to result in damage. The quality of dispersion was verified through optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages63-68
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2012
EventMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings -
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ConferenceMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
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Carbon Nanotubes
Polymer matrix
Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
nanotubes
carbon nanotubes
polymers
matrices
Peroxides
Succinic Acid
peroxides
Dispersions
resins
Optical microscopy
esters
grade
Esters
Polymers
Resins
ultrasonics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Peña-Parás, L., Phillips, H., & Barrera, E. V. (2012). Characterization of dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrices. 63-68. Paper presented at Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, . https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.157
Peña-Parás, Laura ; Phillips, Hubert ; Barrera, Enrique V. / Characterization of dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrices. Paper presented at Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, .6 p.
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2012. 63-68 Paper presented at Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, .

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Peña-Parás L, Phillips H, Barrera EV. Characterization of dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrices. 2012. Paper presented at Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, . https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.157