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Title: Epoxy-based carbon nanotubes reinforced composites
Authors: Pillai, SK
Ray, S
Keywords: Epoxy-based carbon nanotubes
Nanocomposites advances
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: IntechOpen
Citation: Pillai, SK and Ray, S. Epoxy-based carbon nanotubes reinforced composites. Advances in Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Industrial Applications. InTechOpen
Series/Report no.: Workflow;7887
Abstract: Epoxy or polyepoxide is a thermosetting epoxide polymer that cures (polymerizes and cross-links) when mixed with a curing agent or "hardener". Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A. A newly developed strategy offering promising results is to reinforce epoxy matrices with nano-sized organic and inorganic particles such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), carbon nanofibres (CNFs), nanoclays, metal oxide nanoparticles, etc. and make new materials with enhanced properties. The unique properties of the nanoparticles such as nanometric size, high specific surface areas (up to 1000 m2/g) and the possibility of combining them with conventional reinforcements have caused intense research in the field of nanocomposites.
Description: Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (content to be used and distributed freely)
URI: http://www.intechopen.com/books/advances-in-nanocomposites-synthesis-characterization-and-industrial-applications/epoxy-based-carbon-nanotubes-reinforced-composites
ISBN: 978-953-307-165-7
Appears in Collections:Polymers and composites
National Centre for nano-structured materials
General science, engineering & technology

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