Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on the mechanical and thermal properties of natural rubber

Adedigba A. Abdul-Lateef, Mamdouh Al-Harthi, Muataz Ali Atieh

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Abstract

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were used to prepare natural rubber nanocomposites (CNT-NR). Different amounts of CNT were reinforced into natural rubber using a solution casting method. By this method, carbon nanotubes were incorporated in NR solution and the solvent subsequently evaporated to obtain the composite. The effect of percentage composition of CNT on properties of natural rubber such as tensile strength, Young's modulus, energy absorption, glass transition, and melting temperature were studied. Characterization techniques used in this study include tensile testing machine and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Structural and morphological features of the CNT used in this study were obtained by conducting FE-SEM and TEM characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Volume35
Issue number1 C
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Mechanical and thermal properties
  • Multi-walled carbon nanotube
  • Natural rubber
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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