Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Epoxy Resin Composites Prepared by a Sonication Technique

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/epoxy resin composites were prepared by using a sonication technique. Microstructure, mechanical and physical properties such as hardness, wear resistance, tensile strength and density of the composite samples were examined. The tensile strength of the 0.6 vol.% CNTs/epoxy resin composites compared with the monolithic epoxy resin increased 183%. The hardness and wear resistance were maximum at 0.8 vol.% CNTs. Moreover, SEM image of the composites indicated that there is good adhesion between CNTs and the epoxy resin.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 353-358)

Edited by:

Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie

Pages:

1374-1377

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.353-358.1374

Citation:

S. Kumfu et al., "Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Epoxy Resin Composites Prepared by a Sonication Technique", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 1374-1377, 2007

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September 2007

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