Structure and properties of self-assembled narural rubber/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites

Peng, Zheng, Feng, Chunfang, Luo, Yongyue, Yi, Zhifeng and Kong, Lingxue 2011, Structure and properties of self-assembled narural rubber/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites, Wuhan university of technology. journal (material science edition), vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 807-811, doi: 10.1007/s11595-011-0315-0.

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Title Structure and properties of self-assembled narural rubber/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites
Author(s) Peng, Zheng
Feng, Chunfang
Luo, Yongyue
Yi, Zhifeng
Kong, LingxueORCID iD for Kong, Lingxue
Journal name Wuhan university of technology. journal (material science edition)
Volume number 26
Issue number 5
Start page 807
End page 811
Total pages 5
Publisher Wuhan Ligong Daxue
Place of publication Hubei, China
Publication date 2011-09
ISSN 1000-2413
Keyword(s) natural rubber (NR)
multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNTs)
latex compounding
Summary Natural rubber (NR)/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNTs) composites were prepared bycombining self-assembly and latex compounding techniques. The acid-treated MWCNTs (H2SO4: HNO3=3:1,volume ratio) were self-assembled with poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA) through electrostaticadhesion. In the second assembling, NR/MWCNTs composites were developed by mixing MWCNTs/PDDAsolution with NR latex. The results show that MWCNTs are homogenously distributed throughout the NRmatrix as single tube and present a great interfacial adhesion with NR phase when MWCNTs contents areless than 3 wt%. Moreover, the addition of the MWCNTs brings about the remarkable enhancement in tensilestrength and crosslink density compared with the NR host, and the data peak at 2 wt% MWCNTs loadings.When more MWCNTs are loaded, aggregations of MWCNTs are gradually generated, and the tensile strengthand crosslink both decrease to a certain extent.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11595-011-0315-0
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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