Paper Title:
Rheological and Thermal Behaviour of High Impact Polystyrene Nanocomposite
  Abstract

This paper presents the study of rheological and thermal behaviour of high impact polystyrene/multiwall carbon nanotubes (HIPS/MWCNTs) nanocomposite. The nanocomposite was prepared via melt mixing method. The influence of different loadings of MWCNTs on the HIPS viscosity and other rheological characteristics were analyzed experimentally. Other rheological characteristics were studied using dynamic analysis of viscosity through rotational rehometer. Glass transition temperature (Tg) were also investigated using non-isothermal differential scanning calorimeter analysis. The viscosity was found to be directly proportional to MWCNTs’ loading, up to five times the value of pure HIPS at loading level of 7.5wt% of MWCNTs. The MWCNTs loading demonstrated a marginal effect (1-2%) on the Tg.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 383-390)
Chapter
Chapter 14: Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
Edited by
Wu Fan
Pages
3849-3853
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.3849
Citation
A. S. AL-Ghamdi, M. Y. Ali, "Rheological and Thermal Behaviour of High Impact Polystyrene Nanocomposite", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 3849-3853, 2012
Online since
November 2011
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