Incorporating multi wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) into the polymer can improve the electrical properties of the nanocomposites. The effects of MWCNT on the electrical and rheological properties of polypropylene/MWCNT (PP/MWCNT) nanocomposites are investigated. The nanocomposites were prepared using melt mixing technique at chamber temperature of 180°C and rotor rotation of 100 rpm for 10 minutes. Addition of MWCNT increases the electrical surface conductivity up to 10-7 S. The electrical percolation threshold of the nanocomposites is found to occur at 1.3 wt% MWCNT content. Viscosity of the nanocomposites increased with the addition of MWCNT. The rheological percolation threshold of the PP/MWCNT is found occur at 1.4 wt% MWCNT content. Well dispersion is observed by mean Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis.
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Oct 2016|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, IConGDM 2016 - Phuket, Thailand|
Duration: 1 May 2016 → 2 May 2016