Increase the mechanical performance of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)

Hou, Meng, Tang, Xue-Gang, Zou, Jin and Truss, Rowan (2012) Increase the mechanical performance of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). Advanced Materials Research, 393-395 144-148. doi:10.4028/

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Author Hou, Meng
Tang, Xue-Gang
Zou, Jin
Truss, Rowan
Title Increase the mechanical performance of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
Journal name Advanced Materials Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1022-6680
ISBN 9783037853078
Publication date 2012
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4028/
Volume 393-395
Start page 144
End page 148
Total pages 5
Place of publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)/Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and PVDF/Organo-modified layered silicates (OMLSs) nano-composites were prepared by phase inversion technique. Maleic anhydride grafted PVDF (PVDF-MAH), were used to fine tune the interface. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) were used to characterize the nanocomposites. Elastic modulus and creep resistance of the PVDF nanocomposites were evaluated according to ASTM D-638. The results showed that both CNTs and OMLSs were good candidates to reinforce the PVDF and the addition of PVDF-MAH enhanced the interface between nanoparticles and PVDF, leading to further increase of mechanical property.
Keyword Carbon nanotube
Creep resistance
Mechanical Property
Organo-modified layered silicate
Polyvinylidene fluoride
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Additional Notes Volume title: Biotechnology, Chemical and Materials Engineering. This volume contains some selected papers from the 2011 International Conference on Biotechnology, Chemical and Materials Engineering, CBCME 2011; Kunming; 28-29 December 2011. Online available since 22 November 2011

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Created: Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 17:41:53 EST by Dr Meng Hou on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering