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|Title: ||Effect of encapsulated SWNT on the mechanical properties of melt mixed PA12/SWNT composites|
|Authors: ||BHATTACHARYYA, AR|
|Keywords: ||walled carbon nanotubes|
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Citation: ||CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 392(40603), 28-33|
|Abstract: ||Styrene maleic anhydride copolymer (SMA) encapsulated single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are melt mixed with PA12 in order to disperse SANT more homogeneously. The mechanism is found to be a reactive coupling between amine end groups of PA12 and maleic anhydride functionality of SMA during melt mixing of PA12 with SMA modified SWNT. This leads next to a better dispersion to an enhanced interfacial adhesion between PA12 and SWNT as indicated by enhanced rheological, dynamic mechanical, and tensile properties of the PA12/SWNT composites. (C) 2004|
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