Mechanical Behavior of Starch–Carbon Nanotubes Composites


This chapter is focused on the mechanical behavior of plasticized starch-based nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes. It starts with a general introduction about the most important materials that involve those nanocomposites, such as starch and multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Then, a presentation of the most relevant published results on the mechanical properties of starch matrix and starch–carbon nanotubes composites is reported. Factors affecting these properties such as crystallinity, water content and plasticizers are discussed. The mechanical behavior of these composites is discussed in separate sections regarding tensile properties, impact behavior, and viscoelastic behavior as well as the most important influencing factors on these properties. Finally, concluding remarks and future trends on the improvement of the mechanical response of starch–carbon nanotubes composites are presented.

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Mechanical Behavior of Starch–Carbon Nanotubes Composites
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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)
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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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  • 4 Grupo de Materiales Avanzados, INTECIN (UBA–CONICET), Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Paseo Colón 850, C1063ACV, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • 6 Grupo de Ciencia e Ingeniería de Polímeros, INTEMA (UNMdP-CONICET). Departamento de Ingeniería en Materiales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Av. J.B. Justo 4302, B7608FDQ, Mar del Plata, Argentina
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