A homogeneous dispersion of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and the copper powders mixture in the epoxy matrix - an analysis through mechanical properties of composites

Muhammad Aslam, Minkyung Jo, Donghyun Bae

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Abstract

Mechanical properties of plymeric materials are enhanced by homogeneously dispersing MWNTs/Cu powder mixture in the epoxy matrix. The MWNTs/Cu powder mixture has been synthesized by mechanical alloying process. Manually blended copper and MWNTs reinforced epoxy based composite exhibit less strength due to agglomeration and poor interfacial adhesion. On contrary, a homogeneous dispersion of MWNTs/Cu powders structure in epoxy matrix exhibit 86% increased specific strength than pure epoxy. In addition, un-implanted MWNTs in MWNTs/Cu powders structure play a bridging role between the adjacent sites of structure and demonstrate high-strength than copper and MWNTs reinforced composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-502
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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