Impact of Carbon Nanotube Aspect Ratio and Dispersion on Epoxy Nanocomposite Performance
This paper compared the effect of aspect ratios and dispersions of carbon nanotubes (CNT) made in CSIRO, with a broad range of aspect ratios with similar dimensions in diameter, on the electric conductivity, rheology and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis of multi-wall nanotubes (MWNT)/epoxy nanocomposites. A medium aspect ratio seems to be the most effective in conductive network formation in epoxy matrix and also provide best storage modulus of CNT/epoxy nanocomposites under providing processing conditions.
Takashi Goto, Yibing Cheng, Zhengyi Fu and Lianmeng Zhang
S. Z. Shen et al., "Impact of Carbon Nanotube Aspect Ratio and Dispersion on Epoxy Nanocomposite Performance", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 66, pp. 198-201, 2009