Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: composites, Crosslink Density, Elastic Modulus, graphene, In-Situ Reduction Process, Maximum Torque, Natural Rubber/Graphene, Natural Rubber/Graphene (NR/GE) Composites, NR/GE, Specific Heat, tensile strength, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, Ultrasonically-Assisted Latex Mining
Abstract: Natural rubber/graphene (NR/GE) composites were prepared by ultrasonically-assisted latex mining and an in situ reduction process, followed by latex coagulation to obtain the masterbatch. It was determined that this method of preparing the NR/GE composites resulted in an increase in tensile strength when compared to conventional direct mixing. A variety of properties of the composites were investigated, including: thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, specific heat, maximum torque, crosslink density and elastic modulus.
Reference: Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 296, 7 (2011) 590-602