Role of interfacial effects in carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposite behavior.

@article{Pcastaings2004RoleOI,
  title={Role of interfacial effects in carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposite behavior.},
  author={G P{\'e}castaings and P. Delha{\`e}s and Alain Derr{\'e} and Hassan Saadaoui and Fernando Carmona and Shuang Cui},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 7},
  pages={838-43}
}
The interfacial effects are critical to understand the nanocomposite behavior based on polymer matrices. These effects are dependent upon the morphology of carbon nanotubes, the type of used polymer and the processing technique. Indeed, we show that the different parameters, as the eventual surfactant use, the ultrasonic treatment and shear mixing have to be carefully examined, in particular, for nanotube dispersion and their possible alignment. A series of multiwalled nanotubes (MWNT) have… CONTINUE READING