Electric field-assisted processing of anisotropic polymer nanocomposites

Sumanth Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies

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Abstract

The performance of nanocomposites is affected by dispersion and patterning of the nanoinclusions in the polymer matrix. In this work, electrical and mechanical properties of single wall carbon nanotube polymer composites are tailored using AC electric fields. While the electric field is applied, the polymer is cured to freeze-in the alignment. The specific objectives are: to achieve efficient dispersion of the nanoinclusions in the polymer solutions; to investigate the alignment in liquid polymers in terms of electric field magnitude and frequency; and to quantify the alignment using electrical characterization in the liquid state and mechanical characterization in the solid state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
Pages271-275
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2008
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume13

Other

OtherASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/0711/15/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Banda, S., & Ounaies, Z. (2008). Electric field-assisted processing of anisotropic polymer nanocomposites. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 (pp. 271-275). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 13). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-44017