Preparation and Properties of PP/PLA /Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Composites Filaments Obtained by Melt Compounding
The present paper studied the thermal and mechanical properties of atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) treated multiwall carbon nanotubes/polypropylene/polylactic acid nanocomposite filaments. The experiments included tensile tests, differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) experiments. DSC studies showed that there were a distinct shift in Tg and a relatively moderate change in Tm for different systems. The activation volumes of CNTs/PP/PLA nanocomposite filaments have been calculated to describe strain rate sensitive behavior of CNTs/PP/PLA nanocomposite filaments by following Eyring’s equation based on the tensile test results.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
J. Zou et al., "Preparation and Properties of PP/PLA /Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Composites Filaments Obtained by Melt Compounding", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 465-468, 2009