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Abstract: The purpose of this this study was to graft polymer chains onto the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to examine the morphology and thermal properties of the epoxy composites in comparison to multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). A Hot Disk thermal analyzer TPS2500 measured the thermal conductivity of the nanocomposites using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. Results showed that the addition of Glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) to the MWCNTs/epoxy composites significantly enhanced thermal conductivity compared to the pristine MWCNTs/epoxy composites.

Reference: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 123, 2 (2012) 888-896

DOI: 10.1002/app.34580