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Title: Development and performance analysis of fluoroelastomer-graphite nanoplatelet nanocomposites
Authors: Moni, Grace
Anoop, P
Thomas, Jerin
George, Soney C
Keywords: Fluoroelastomers;Graphite nanoplatelets;Nanocomposites;Thermal properties;Mechanical properties
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Fluoroelastomer/graphite nanoplatelet (FKM/GNP) nanocomposites were prepared by two-roll mixing. The effect of graphite nanoplatelets on the mechanical and thermal properties of fluoroelastomer nanocomposites was studied as a function of filler loading. The dispersion and interaction of the filler in the polymer matrix was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. It was found that the nanocomposite with 8 phr of filler loading showed optimum properties with 400% enhancement in tensile properties and 140% increase in tear strength. The thermal stability is also enhanced for 8 phr filler loaded fluoelastomer nanocomposite and only 32% weight loss was observed at 475°C. Incorporation of GNP efficiently improved both the thermal and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites by its interaction with the polymer matrix.
Page(s): 194-200
ISSN: 0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEMS Vol.24(3) [June 2017]

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