Comparison of quasistatic to impact mechanical properties of multiwall carbon nanotube/polycarbonate composites
2010 (English)In: Journal of Materials Research, ISSN 0884-2914, Vol. 25, no 6, 1118-1130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report the quasistatic tensile and impact penetration properties (falling dart test) of injection-molded polycarbonate samples, as a function of multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNT) concentration (0.0-2.5%). The MWNT were incorporated by dilution of a commercial MWNT/polycarbonate masterbatch. The stiffness and quasistatic yield strength of the composites increased approximately linearly with MWNT concentration in all measurements. The energy absorbed in fracture was, however, a negative function of the MWNT concentration, and exhibited different dependencies in quasistatic and impact tests. Small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) showed that the dispersion of the MWNT was similar at all concentrations. The negative effects on energy absorption are attributed to agglomerates remaining in the samples, which were observed in optical microscopy and SAXS. Overall, there was a good correspondence between static and dynamic energy absorption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 25, no 6, 1118-1130 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136082DOI: 10.1557/JMR.2010.0139ISI: 000278161900017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136082DiVA: diva2:376176