Phenomenal Effect of Solvent on Electrical Conductivity of Phosphonium-based Modified MWNTs/PA6/PP Nanocomposite
Paper ID : 1478-ICNS
Authors:
Reza Bagheri *1, Hessam Shahbazi2
1Polymer Materials Research Group (PMRG), Department of Materials Science and Engineering , Sharif University of Technology
2Polymer Materials Research Group(PMRG), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
Abstract:
The nanocomposites were derived from melt mixing of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Polyamide 6 (PA6)/Polypropylene (PP) blends. Nanotubes tend to aggregate into ropes or bundles, which cause poor dispersion in the polymer matrix. using a modification method based on phosphonium salt functionalization of nanotubes could be effective. The investigations of morphological and rheological properties indicate that PA6/PP/MWNTs (3 wt.% MWNTs) nanocomposites have a specific segregated network when the addition of phosphonium based modifier performed via sonication together with MWNTs in ethanol. Characterizations exhibited that conducting network is produced in samples prepared by route 1. Consequently, electrical conductivity reached up to 8 orders of magnitude more than the sample of modified by route 2.
Keywords:
Carbon Nanotubes; Electrical Conductivity; CNTs Modification; Polymer Nanocomposite
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)