Preparation of Polymer-Nanodiamond Composites with Improved Properties
An efficient method is developed to achieve improved dispersion of detonation nanodiamond particles in amorphous thermoplastic matrices. For an estimation of the nanodiamond distribution in slices, a method of optical and transmission electron microscopy is used. The complex set of mechanical properties of polymer-nanodiamond composites is considered: tensile properties, Izod impact strength and Brinell hardness. It is found that the reinforcing and toughening effects of uniformly-dispersed nanoparticles on polymer matrices is pronounced at lower loading compared with traditional mixing procedure.
Ch. Linsmeier and M. Reinelt
V. V. Karbushev et al., "Preparation of Polymer-Nanodiamond Composites with Improved Properties", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 59, pp. 275-278, 2009