Thermal kinetics and thermo-mechanical properties of graphene integrated fluoroelastomer

Junhua Wei, Xin Zhang, Jingjing Qiu, Brandon L. Weeks

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1691-1700
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • decomposition
  • elastomer
  • grapheme
  • kinetics
  • mechanical properties
  • vulcanization


Dive into the research topics of 'Thermal kinetics and thermo-mechanical properties of graphene integrated fluoroelastomer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this