Polymer nanocomposites based on P3OT, TPU and SWNT: preparation and characterization

Silva, Glaura, Calado, Hallen, Musumeci, Anthony, Martens, Wayde, Waclawik, Eric, Frost, Ray L., & George, Graeme (2006) Polymer nanocomposites based on P3OT, TPU and SWNT: preparation and characterization. In Jagadish, C. & Lu, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3 - 7 July 2006, Australia, Queensland, Brisbane.

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Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were incorporated in polymer nanocomposites based on poly(3-octylthiophene) (P3OT), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) or a blend of them. Thermogravimetry demonstrated the success of the purification procedure employed in the chemical treatment of SWNTs prior to composite preparation. Stable dispersions of SWNTs in chloroform were obtained by non-covalent interactions with the dissolved polymers. Composites exhibited glass transitions, melting temperatures and heat of fusion which changed in relation to pure polymers. This behavior is discussed as associated to interactions between nanotubes and polymers. The conductivity at room temperature of the blend (TPU-P3OT) with SWNT is higher than the P3OT/SWNT composite.

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ID Code: 23892
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Polymer Composites, Thermal Characterization, Conductivity
DOI: 10.1109/ICONN.2006.340581
ISBN: 1424404525
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Physical Chemistry of Materials (030304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
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