Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G.P., Naebe, M., Habsuda, J., Yang, C. and Fox, B. 2012, Composition-optimized synthetic graphite/polymer nanocomposites, in ANTEC 2012 : Proceedings of the 70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, [The Conference], [Orlando, Fla.], pp. 437-441.
ANTEC 2012 : Proceedings of the 70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers
Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers
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In this study the optimization design, fabrication and characterization of synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites are performed. The composition of synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites was controlled across the thickness by stacking eight homogeneous layers containing 0, 5, 10, and 20wt% synthetic graphite in different sequences. Four compositional gradient patterns, as well as a homogenous nanocomposite, with the same geometry and synthetic graphite content, were fabricated to investigate the optimized design for thermomechanical properties. Results show that nanocomposites with a high concentration of synthetic graphite on the surfaces and neat resin at the center have the best thermomechanical and viscoelastic properties.