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Title: Thermo-mechanical properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) modified graphite/poly(methyl methacrylate) nano composites
Authors: Pramoda, K.P.
Linh, N.T.T.
Tang, P.S.
Tjiu, W.C.
Goh, S.H. 
He, C.B.
Keywords: A. Nano composites
A. Polymer
B. Thermo-mechanical properties
D. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA)
D. Raman spectroscopy
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Citation: Pramoda, K.P., Linh, N.T.T., Tang, P.S., Tjiu, W.C., Goh, S.H., He, C.B. (2010-04). Thermo-mechanical properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) modified graphite/poly(methyl methacrylate) nano composites. Composites Science and Technology 70 (4) : 578-583. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) nano composites were synthesized by melt compounding technique. Different graphite loadings were investigated, including some treated with poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF). A homogeneous dispersion of graphite throughout the PMMA matrix was observed under microscopic analysis. Thermo-gravimetric analysis showed the incorporation of graphite resulted in improvement of thermal stability of neat PMMA. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis also showed a significant improvement in the storage modulus over the temperature range of 25-150 °C. Coating the graphite with a small amount of PVDF was found to further extend the improvement in the modulus of the PMMA nano composite at 1 wt.% graphite loading. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Composites Science and Technology
ISSN: 02663538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2009.12.006
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