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Journal Article


Bulletin of Materials Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, Volume 39, Number 1, p.47-55 (2016)



Breakdown strengths, Carbon, Carbon nanotubes, Dispersed polymers, Elastic moduli, Electric breakdown, Electrical breakdown strengths, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Functional composites, Large surface area, Mechanical and electrical properties, Microchannels, Morphology, Nanocomposites, Nanotubes, Permittivity, Polymer nanocomposite, scanning electron microscopy, Scanning electrons, Surface morphology, Tensile strength, Thermal conductivity, Yarn


The various properties and surface morphology of the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dispersed polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) matrix were studied to determine their usefulness in various applications. The tensile strength, Young's modulus and electrical breakdown strength of CNT/polymer composites were 0.35 MPa, 1.2 MPa and 8.1 kV, respectively. The thermal conductivity and dielectric constant for the material having 4.28 wt% CNT were 0.225 W m-1 K-1 and 2.329, respectively. The CNT/polymer composites are promising functional composites with improved mechanical and electrical properties. The scanning electron microscope analysis of surface morphology of PDMS/CNT composite showed that the rough surface texture on nanocomposite has large surface area with circular pores. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy showed the functional groups present in polymer nanocomposite. © 2016 Indian Academy of Sciences.


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N. Sankar, Reddy, M. N., and R. Prasad, K., “Carbon nanotubes dispersed polymer nanocomposites: Mechanical, electrical, thermal properties and surface morphology”, Bulletin of Materials Science, vol. 39, pp. 47-55, 2016.