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Toughening of polymers by graphene

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posted on 17.06.2015, 14:41 by Xiao Wang, Mo Song
Graphene has been regarded as the next-generation carbon nanofiller for polymer nanocomposites. Owing to its superior physical properties, it produces a dramatic improvement in properties of polymers at very low filler loadings. In the past few years, toughening of polymers by graphene has been studied intensively. This article reviews the typical preparation methods of graphene and graphene/polymer nanocomposites. The authors summarize the enhancement effect, optimal filler loading and toughening mechanism for the polymer composites. Effects of some important factors including graphene content, thickness, sheet size, state and interfacial bonding with polymer chains have been addressed. Accordingly, the current challenges and future perspectives for the toughening of polymers by graphene are indicated.

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School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

Published in

Nanomaterials and Energy

Volume

2

Issue

5

Pages

265 - 278

Citation

WANG, X. and SONG, M., 2013. Toughening of polymers by graphene. Nanomaterials and Energy, 2 (5), pp. 265 - 278.

Publisher

© ICE Publishing

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013

Notes

This article was accepted for publication in the journal Nanomaterials and Energy [© ICE Publishing]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/nme.13.00024.

ISSN

2045-9831

Language

en

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