Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCOLEMAN, JONATHAN NESBIT
dc.contributor.authorBLAU, WERNER
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-13T10:24:06Z
dc.date.available2010-07-13T10:24:06Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.date.submitted2002en
dc.identifier.citationCadek M, Coleman JN, Barron V, Hedicke K, Blau WJ, Morphological and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-reinforced semicrystalline and amorphous polymer composites, Applied Physics Letters, 81, 27, 2002, 5123 - 5125en
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/40262
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractIn this work, multiwalled carbon nanotubes were investigated as potential mechanical reinforcement agents in two hosts, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and poly(9-vinyl carbazole) (PVK). It was found that, by adding various concentrations of nanotubes, both Young?s modulus and hardness increased by factors of 1.8 and 1.6 at 1 wt?% in PVA and 2.8 and 2.0 at 8 wt?% in PVK, in reasonable agreement with the Halpin?Tsai theory. Furthermore, the presence of the nanotubes was found to nucleate crystallization of the PVA. This crystal growth is thought to enhance matrix-nanotube stress transfer. In addition, microscopy studies suggest extremely strong interfacial bonding in the PVA-based composite. This is manifested by the fracture of the polymer rather that the polymer-nanotube interface.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe support of the European Union NANOCOMP Network Program under Contract No. HPRN-CT-2000-00037 is gratefully acknowledged. Furthermore, Professor V. Altsta?dt is kindly acknowledged for providing equipment for DSC.en
dc.format.extent5123en
dc.format.extent5125en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApplied Physics Letters;
dc.relation.ispartofseries81;
dc.relation.ispartofseries27;
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectPhysicsen
dc.subjectmultiwalled carbon nanotubesen
dc.titleMorphological and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-reinforced semicrystalline and amorphous polymer compositesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Union (EU)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/wblau
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/colemaj
dc.identifier.rssinternalid26163
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1533118en


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record