Shape-Memory Nanocomposite Elastomers Filled with Carbon Nanomaterials
In this contribution, the preparation and characterization of new shape-memory epoxy based nanocomposites filled with modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes are reported. The study has been focused on the optimization of the preparation methodology and on the evaluation of the effect of different contents of surface modified carbon nanotubes on the properties and the microstructure of the obtained materials. In particular, dispersion test, infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and bright field transmission electron microscopy have been carried out to analyze the modified filler. Moreover, the obtained nanocomposites have been characterized by morphological analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, thermomechanical analysis and X-ray analysis in order to clarify the effect of the nanofiller on the structure and shape memory properties of the materials.
G. C. Lama et al., "Shape-Memory Nanocomposite Elastomers Filled with Carbon Nanomaterials", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 100, pp. 5-10, 2017