Polystyrene Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit excellent mechanical, electrical, and magnetic properties as well as nanometer-scale diameter and high aspect ratio, which give them a great deal of attention and have been the focus of extensive research efforts as model systems in nanotechnology. Since CNTs usually agglomerate due to van der Waals forces, it is extremely difficult to disperse and align them in a polymer matrix, which consequently leading to many defect sites in the composites and limiting the efficiency of CNTs on polymer matrices. In this chapter, we focus on recent development in preparation and characterization and also review effective parameters on CNT dispersion in polystyrene carbon nanotube nanocomposites.

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Polystyrene Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites
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Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
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  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (1)
  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (2)
  • Sravendra Rana Send Email (3)
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  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • 2 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
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  • Ehsan Zeimaran Send Email (4)
  • Abozar Akbarivakilabadi Send Email (5)
  • Mainak Majumder Send Email (5)
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  • 4 Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • 5 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Laboratory (NSEL), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, 3800, Clayton, VIC, Australia
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