The influence of hydroxylated carbon nanotubes on epoxy resin composites

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Hydroxylated multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs)/epoxy resin nanocomposites were prepared with ultrasonic dispersion and casting molding. The effect of hydroxylated MWNTs content on reactive activity of composites is discussed. Then the flexural and electrical properties were studied. Transmission electron microscope was employed to characterize the microstructure of nanocomposites. As a result, the reactive activity of nanocomposites obtained increases with the increasing content of MWNTs. When MWNTs content of the composites is 1 wt%, as compared to neat resin, the flexural strength increases from 143 Mpa to 156 MPa, the modulus increases from 3563 Mpa to 3691 MPa, and the volume and surface resistance of nanocomposites decrease by two orders of magnitude, respectively. © 2012 Jiaoxia Zhang et al.

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Zhang, J., Zheng, Y., Zhou, H., Zhang, J., & Zou, J. (2012). The influence of hydroxylated carbon nanotubes on epoxy resin composites. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/518392

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