Synergistic effect of crosslinking and dual reinforcement on the thermal and mechanical properties of polyvinyl alcohol
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

We examined the combined effect of crosslinking and dual reinforcement on the thermal and mechanical properties of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). Glutaric acid (GA) was used as crosslinker while tungsten disulfide nanotubes (WSNT) and carboxylated multiwall carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNT) were used as dual reinforcing agents. Tensile strength and toughness of the hybrid composite, that is, crosslinked PVA reinforced with both f-MWCNT and WSNT, was higher than those of neat PVA, crosslinked PVA, crosslinked PVA reinforced with WSNT and crosslinked PVA reinforced with f-MWCNT. The hybrid composite showed remarkable improvement over neat PVA: tensile strength increased by 138%, Young's modulus increased by 142%, and toughness increased by 246%. Water uptake tendency and thermal stability of the composites were also examined and compared. The advantage of using dual reinforcement was a simultaneous increment in tensile strength and toughness, similar to what is observed in some natural materials like nacre.

thermal and mechanical properties

carbon nanotubes and tungsten disulfide nanotubes

nanocomposites

polymer&#8208

crosslinking

Författare

Amit Kumar Sonker

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

Soumyendu Roy

Bennett University

Hanoch Daniel Wagner

Weizmann Institute of Science

Alla Zak

Holon Institute of Technology

XiaoMeng Sui

Weizmann Institute of Science

Reeti Bajpai

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Polymer Composites

0272-8397 (ISSN) 1548-0569 (eISSN)

Vol. In Press

Ämneskategorier

Polymerkemi

Polymerteknologi

Kompositmaterial och -teknik

DOI

10.1002/pc.25894

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2020-12-17