Effect of two types of graphene nanoplatelets on the physico–mechanical properties of linear low–density polyethylene composites

P. Noorunnisa Khanam, Mariam A. AlMaadeed, M Ouederni, Beatriz Mayoral, Andrew Hamilton, Dan Sun

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Abstract

The influence of two types of graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) on the physico-mechanical properties of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) was investigated. The addition of these two types of GNPs – designated as grades C and M – enhanced the thermal conductivity of the LLDPE, with a more pronounced improvement resulting from the M-GNPs compared to C-GNPs. Improvement in electrical conductivity and decomposition temperature was also noticed with the addition of GNPs. In contrast to the thermal conductivity, C-GNPs resulted in greater improvements in the electrical conductivity and thermal decomposition temperature. These differences can be attributed to differences in the surface area and dispersion of the two types of GNPs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Oct 2016

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