Thermal behavior of MWNT-reinforced thermoplastic natural rubber nanocomposites

Tarawneh, Mouad. A. and Ahmad, Sahrim Hj. and Rasid, Rozaidi and Yahya, S. Y. and Lau, Kin-tak and Kong, Ing and Noum, Se Yong Eh (2011) Thermal behavior of MWNT-reinforced thermoplastic natural rubber nanocomposites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 30 (3). pp. 216-221. ISSN 0731-6844


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This article studies the thermal properties of a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT)-reinforced thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR) nanocomposite. The nanocomposite was prepared using a melt blending method. Various percentages
(1, 3, 5, and 7 wt%) of MWNTs were added into TPNR to improve its thermal properties. The laser flash technique was also employed to determine the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat capacity of the nanocomposite. The DMA result showed that the glass transition temperature (Tg) increased with the increase in MWNT content. TEM micrographs also demonstrated that a good dispersion of MWNTs was achieved in the TPNR environment.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Published online before print December 8, 2010.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 07:01
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiwall nanotubes; thermoplastic natural rubber; nanocomposites; thermal properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural) > 030602 Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0731684410391512

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