Competition Between Supernucleation and Plasticization in the Crystallization and Rheological Behavior of PCL / CNT-Based Nanocomposites and Nanohybrids

PCL was blended with pristine multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and with a nanohybrid obtained from the same MWCNT but grafted with low molecular weight PCL, employing concentrations of 0.25 to 5 wt % of MWCNT and MWCNT-g-PCL. Excellent CNT dispersion was found in all samples leading to supernucleation of both nanofiller types. Nanohybrids with 1 wt % or… CONTINUE READING