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dc.contributor.authorAmr, Issam Thaher
dc.contributor.authorAl-Amer, Adnan
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Selvin P.
dc.contributor.authorSougrat, Rachid
dc.contributor.authorAtieh, Muataz Ali
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:34:07Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:34:07Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-04
dc.identifier.citationAmr, I. T., Al-Amer, A., Thomas, S. P., Sougrat, R., & Atieh, M. A. (2014). Mechanical, Rheological and Thermal Properties of Polystyrene/1-Octadecanol Modified Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites. Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 23(3), 209–217. doi:10.1080/1536383x.2013.771173
dc.identifier.issn1536-383X
dc.identifier.issn1536-4046
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1536383X.2013.771173
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575609
dc.description.abstractThe results of the studies on the functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) with 1-octadecanol and its usage as reinforcing filler in the bulk polymerization of styrene are reported in this article. Both unmodified and modified CNTs were utilized in different loadings, however, without any initiator. The resulting composites were characterized by using mechanical testing, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and melt rheology. The tensile tests show the addition of 0.5wt% of CNT-C18 results in 19.5% increment of Young's modulus. The DSC study shows a decrease in T-g values of prepared PS/CNT nanocomposite. The rheological study was conducted at 190 degrees C and shows that addition of pure CNT increased the viscoelastic behavior of the PS matrices, while the CNT-C18 act as plasticizer. Thermogravimetric analysis shows that the incorporation of CNT into PS enhanced the thermal properties significantly.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the support provided by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) through Science & Technology Unit at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) for funding this work through project No. 08-NAN91-04 as part of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP).
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.titleMechanical, Rheological and Thermal Properties of Polystyrene/1-Octadecanol Modified Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentCore Labs
dc.identifier.journalFullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
dc.contributor.institutionKing Fahd Univ Petr & Minerals, Dept Chem Engn, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionKing Fahd Univ Petr & Minerals, Ctr Res Excellence Nanotechnol, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
kaust.personSougrat, Rachid
dc.date.published-online2014-09-04
dc.date.published-print2015-03-04


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