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Strain sensing behaviour of elastomeric composite films containing carbon nanotubes under cyclic loading
Abstract The resistivity response under cyclic loading of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) elastomeric nanocomposite films fabricated by a solution process withExpand
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Conductive network formation in the melt of carbon nanotube/thermoplastic polyurethane composite
Abstract This research concerns the effect of conductive network formation in a polymer melt on the conductivity of multi-walled carbon nanotube/thermoplastic polyurethane composite systems. AnExpand
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Carbon nanotube polymer coatings for textile yarns with good strain sensing capability
Abstract In this study, a commercially available Spandex multifilament yarn was coated with a thermoplastic polyurethane/carbon nanotube (TPU/CNT) conductive polymer composite (CPC), and conductiveExpand
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Sepiolite needle-like clay for PA6 nanocomposites: An alternative to layered silicates?
This paper presents a study of polyamide 6/sepiolite clay nanocomposite, obtained by melt compounding in a mini twin-screw extruder, and characterised in terms of morphology (SEM and TEM analysis)Expand
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The water absorption behaviour of all-polypropylene composites and its effect on mechanical properties
Abstract Woven fabric based self-reinforced polypropylene (SRPP) or all-polypropylene (all-PP) composite laminates based on co-extruded tapes were analysed for water uptake and the effect that thisExpand
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A Novel Concept for Highly Oriented Carbon Nanotube Composite Tapes or Fibres with High Strength and Electrical Conductivity
A new concept is described for the creation of multifunctional polymer nanocomposite tapes (or fibres) that combines high stiffness and strength with good electrical properties and a low percolationExpand
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Processing of Poly(propylene)/Carbon Nanotube Composites using scCO2‐Assisted Mixing
scCO 2 was used to assist in the preparation of PP/CNT composites. Two types of CNTs were used: MWNTs with and without HDPE coating (cMWNTs). The morphology of the nanocomposites and their mechanicalExpand
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Significantly improving oxygen barrier properties of polylactide via constructing parallel-aligned shish-kebab-like crystals with well-interlocked boundaries.
Recently, some attempts have been made to enhance the gas barrier properties of semicrystalline polymers by precisely controlling the arrangement of their impermeable crystalline lamellae. However,Expand
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Controlling the dynamic percolation of carbon nanotube based conductive polymer composites by addition of secondary nanofillers: The effect on electrical conductivity and tuneable sensing behaviour
Abstract In this paper, the electrical properties of ternary nanocomposites based on thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are studied. In particular twoExpand
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Preparation of High‐Performance Conductive Polymer Fibers through Morphological Control of Networks Formed by Nanofillers
A general method is described to prepare high-performance conductive polymer fibers or tapes. In this method, bicomponent tapes/fibers containing two layers of conductive polymer composites (CPCs)Expand
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