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|Title:||Development and performance analysis of fluoroelastomer-graphite nanoplatelet nanocomposites|
George, Soney C
|Keywords:||Fluoroelastomers;Graphite nanoplatelets;Nanocomposites;Thermal properties;Mechanical properties|
|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.|
|ISSN:||0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJEMS Vol.24(3) [June 2017]|
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