Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Aggregation, Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, Contact Area, Epoxy, Fillers, graphene, Hybrid Nanofillers, MGPs, Multi-Graphene Platelets, Multi-Graphene Platelets (MGPs), multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), MWCNTs, nanocomposites, Polymer composites, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Solubility, tensile strength, Thermal Conductivity
Abstract: The authors observed a remarkable synergistic effect when they used multi-graphene platelets (MGPs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) together in an epoxy composite. The use of these two fillers together increased the tensile strength, thermal conductivity, solubility and compatibility relative to the various individual components. The 1D nanotubes inhibit the aggregation/stacking of the platelets and thus result in high contact area between MGP/MWCNT and the polymer matrix.
Reference: Carbon, 49, 3 (2011) 793-803