Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of MWNTs/Phenolic Nanocomposites
The multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were added into the phenolic resin to fabricate MWNTs/phenolic nanocomposites. The pressure and temperature were applied to cure MWNTs/phenolic compound by hot press method, then followed by a post curing process. The results showed that post-curing of the nanocomposites specimen is necessary for better mechanical properties. The temperature used for post curing should be higher than the curing temperature. The higher curing pressure improved the Young’s modulus of the nanocomposites. The tensile failure morphologies of MWNTs/phenolic nanocomposites were examined using field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) to evaluate the effects of manufacturing processes on the mechanical properties of MWNTs/phenolic nanocomposites.
Wunyuh Jywe, Chieh-Li Chen, Kuang-Chao Fan, R.F. Fung, S.G. Hanson,Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Chaug-Liang Hsu, You-Min Huang, Yunn-Lin Hwang, Gerd Jäger, Y.R. Jeng, Wenlung Li, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chien-Chang Lin, Zong-Ching Lin, Cheng-Kuo Sung and Ching-Huan Tzeng
M. K. Yeh et al., "Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of MWNTs/Phenolic Nanocomposites", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 505-507, pp. 121-126, 2006