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Show simple item record Cele, NP Ray, SS 2016-05-16T09:37:59Z 2016-05-16T09:37:59Z 2015-10
dc.identifier.citation Cele, N.P. and Ray, S.S. 2015. Effect of multiwalled carbon nanotube loading on the properties of Nafion(R) membranes. Journal of Materials Research, 30(1), 66-78 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0884-2914
dc.description Copyright: 2015 Materials Research Society. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in Journal of Materials Research, 30(1), 66-78 en_US
dc.description.abstract The dispersion of carbon nanotubes is one of the problems in the application of polymer nanocomposites. In this study, the effect of chemical functionalization of the carbon nanotube surface on the dispersion of the tubes within a polymer is reported. The effect of carbon nanotube weight loading on the properties of polymer membrane was also studied. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes were dispersed in Nafion(R) matrix by melt processing techniques to form nanocomposite membranes. The morphology, dc electrical conductivity, thermal stability, mechanical properties, and proton conductivity of these nanocomposites were investigated. Nitric acid functionalized carbon nanotubes were evenly dispersed with Nafion as observed by scanning electron microscopy. The measurements of mechanical properties indicate that this processing method and carbon nanotube loading can improve the modulus of the nanocomposites. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Materials Research Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;16357
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes en_US
dc.subject Polymer nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Multiwalled carbon nanotubes en_US
dc.subject Nafion en_US
dc.subject Nitric acid en_US
dc.title Effect of multiwalled carbon nanotube loading on the properties of Nafion(R) membranes en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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