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Title: Hybrid nanocomposites containing carbon nanotubes and graphite nanoplatelets
Authors: Li, Jing
Wong, Pui-Shan
Kim, Jang-Kyo
Keywords: Carbon nanotube
Graphite nanoplatelet
Hybrid nanocomposites
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Materials Science and Engineering : A, v. 483-484, 15 June 2008, p. 660-663
Abstract: The effects of hybrid carbon nanotubes (GNP) and graphite nanoplatelets (GNPs) on the mechanical and electronic properties of epoxy nanocomposites are studied. When the total reinforcement contents were fixed at 2wt%, the nanocomposite containing 1% GNP and 1% CNT achieved the highest electrical conductivity of 4.7×10-3 S/cm, which was more than two orders of magnitude higher than that of nanocomposites with 2wt% GNP alone. Although the flexural properties were only marginally changed by hybridization, the quasi-static fracture toughness could be enhanced significantly by increasing the CNT contents. Other synergic effects arising from the hybridization are discussed.
Rights: Materials Science and Engineering : A © copyright (2007) Elsevier. The Journal's web site is located at
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