In this work, the thermal properties of a fluoroelastomer enhanced by graphene were systematically investigated. Although graphene oxide (GO) is the most popular and cheapest source for graphene, its chemical and thermal properties were quite different from reduced graphene oxide (RGO). By comparing their influences on the thermal properties of elastomer, the effects from chemical structures and morphologies of graphene were analyzed. As the vulcanization and decomposition determine the properties of the elastomer proved by significantly different thermo-mechanical properties of the fluoroelastomer reinforced by GO and RGO presented, this work provides a method to ultimate utilize graphene to reinforce elastomer.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2015|
- mechanical properties