Effect of Multi Wall Carbon Nanotube Content on the Electrical and Rheological Properties of Polypropylene-based Nanocomposites

B. Afrinaldi, Ariadne Lakshmidevi, C. Liza, S. J.A. Nasiri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01092
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Volume78
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, IConGDM 2016 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 1 May 20162 May 2016

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