Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.05.026
Title: Nucleation, structure and lamellar morphology of isotactic polypropylene filled with polypropylene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Authors: Causin, V.
Yang, B.-X.
Marega, C.
Goh, S.H. 
Marigo, A.
Keywords: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Nanocomposites
Polypropylene
Small and wide angle X-ray scattering
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Citation: Causin, V., Yang, B.-X., Marega, C., Goh, S.H., Marigo, A. (2009-08). Nucleation, structure and lamellar morphology of isotactic polypropylene filled with polypropylene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes. European Polymer Journal 45 (8) : 2155-2163. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.05.026
Abstract: Polypropylene-based nanocomposites filled with polypropylene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes (PP-g-MWNT) were compared to PP samples filled with pristine MWNT. The effect of such additives on the structure and morphology of the polymer matrix was studied by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD), polarized light optical microscopy (PLOM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). PP-g-MWNT allowed a more efficient and unhindered crystallization at a lamellar level, while MWNT disrupted the order of lamellar stacks, probably because of their tendency to aggregate. A common trend of tensile properties and lamellar morphology as a function of filler content was noted in the series filled with functionalized carbon nanotubes. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: European Polymer Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/76658
ISSN: 00143057
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.05.026
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