Effect of low contents of functionalized nanotubes on the physicomechanical properties and structure of epoxy compositions

R. V. Akatenkov, V. N. Aleksashin, I. V. Anoshkin, A. N. Babin, V. A. Bogatov, V. P. Grachev, S. V. Kondrashov, V. T. Minakov, E. G. Rakov

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Abstract

The effect of functionalized thin multiwall carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNTs, 2-6 graphene layers) on a rigid epoxy matrix is studied. As a result of f-MWCNT modification, the elastic modulus of the matrix is retained and the ultimate strain and, hence, the strength of the cross-linked polymers increase. According to X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy data, the increase in the strength is related to the f-MWCNT-induced change in the structure of the epoxy matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalRussian Metallurgy (Metally)
Volume2013
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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