Thermal characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes reinforced feldspar/polypropylene hybrid nanocomposites.
M.N.M. Ansari, H. Ismail, S.H.S. Zein
AIMST University, MY
polypropylene, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, nanocomposites, thermal properties
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and feldspar/polypropylene (PP) hybrid nanocomposites were prepared by incorporating MWCNTs into feldspar/PP polymer matrix by using Haake Rheomix R600, the usual and most common technique called melt mixing method. The effects of MWCNTs reinforcement and filler loading on the thermal properties of the MWCNTs/feldspar/PP hybrid nanocomposites were characterized. The thermal degradations of MWCNTs/feldspar/PP hybrid nanocomposites were studied using therrmogravimetric analyzer (TGA). The dependence of the melt temperature on the MWCNTs content of the hybrid nanocomposites were examined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and the dependence of glass transition temperature on MWCNTs content of the hybrid nanocomposites were examined by dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA). The results showed that the incorporation of MWCNTs in small proportions has improved the thermal properties of the MWCNTs/feldspar/PP hybrid nanocomposites.
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