Enhanced mechanical properties of nanocomposites at low graphene content.

  title={Enhanced mechanical properties of nanocomposites at low graphene content.},
  author={M. A. Rafiee and J. Rafiee and Zhou Wang and Huaihe Song and Zhong-Zhen Yu and Nikhil A Koratkar},
  journal={ACS nano},
  volume={3 12},
In this study, the mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposites with graphene platelets, single-walled carbon nanotubes, and multi-walled carbon nanotube additives were compared at a nanofiller weight fraction of 0.1 +/- 0.002%. The mechanical properties measured were the Young's modulus, ultimate tensile strength, fracture toughness, fracture energy, and the material's resistance to fatigue crack propagation. The results indicate that graphene platelets significantly out-perform carbon… Expand

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