Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore.
Source : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore (2018)
Url : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785320330078
Keywords : degradation kinetics, Dielectric Properties, MWCNT, Nanocomposites, nanoTiO, PMMA
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Center : Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies
Department : Chemical, Civil
Year : 2018
Abstract : This paper focuses on fabricating polymer nanocomposites for the energy storage applications with Poly Methyl Methacrylate as matrix. A series of PMMA nanocomposites with varying contents of nanofillers, multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), titanium dioxide (TiO2) and their hybrids were fabricated. Melt mixing of PMMA and nano filler in an internal mixer was followed by compression moulding of test specimens. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) was employed to study the effect of nanofillers on of glass transition temperature. Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) data, validated the wider range of service temperatures of nanocomposites. The data from derivative Thermogravimetric Analysis was used to deduce the one step degradation of PMMA and its nanocomposites and evaluate the kinetics of thermal decomposition using Coats-Redfern method. The nanocomposites possessed improved dielectric properties relevant to charge storage application. The properties of hybrid composites were found to be superior. The observed properties were correlated to the morphology of the nanocomposites.
Cite this Research Publication : P. Raga Sreehitha, Durga, B., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)”. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, 2018.