A review of extending performance of epoxy resins using carbon nanomaterials

Liu, Shan and Chevali, Venkata S. and Xu, Zhiguang and Hui, David and Wang, Hao (2018) A review of extending performance of epoxy resins using carbon nanomaterials. Composites Part B: Engineering, 136 (1). pp. 197-214. ISSN 1359-8368


Carbon nanomaterials are receiving worldwide attention because of their multi-faceted superiority in
thermal conductivity, flame retardancy, mechanical stability, electrical conductivity, and biocompatibility. In this review, a survey of the literature on extending performance of epoxy resins based on carbon
nanomaterials is presented. The structure-performance relationships for different carbon nanomaterials
modified epoxy are closely analyzed. The performance extension in mechanical, electrical, thermal
conductivity, flame retardancy, antidegradation, and tribological properties of epoxy are reviewed in
detail. Other application areas including biocompatibility, biodegradability, gas barrier properties, shape
memory, and electromagnetic interference shielding are touched. The challenges and opportunities in
carbon nanomaterials functionalized epoxy composites are also discussed.

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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, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 04:21
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermosetting resin; nano-structures; carbon nanomaterials; epoxy; nanocomposites
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030303 Optical Properties of Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.08.020
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33444

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