Graphene polymer nanocomposites: Elasticity of nano-sandwich and viscoelasticity of graphene oxide nanocomposites

Xiguang Li, Juliusz Warzywoda, Gregory B. McKenna

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Abstract

We report a study of the elastic properties of a novel graphene nano-sandwich structure in which a CVD graphene single layer is sandwiched between two ultrathin polymer films. The elastic response and interfacial shear strength are determined using a nano-bubble inflation method. In addition, we have examined the dynamic mechanical response of a graphene oxide/poly(ethyl methacrylate) nanocomposite and find that the predominant reinforcement is a change in the viscoelastic properties of the material due to the graphene oxide's impact on the glass transition temperature on the polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANTEC 2015 - Proceedings of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780985011277
StatePublished - 2015
Event73rd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE ANTEC Orlando 2015 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 23 2015Mar 25 2015

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference73rd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE ANTEC Orlando 2015
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period03/23/1503/25/15

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