Polymer nanocomposites-A comparison between carbon nanotubes, graphene, and clay as nanofillers

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Abstract

Nanofilled polymeric matrices have demonstrated remarkable mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. In this article we review the processing of carbon nanotube, graphene, and clay montmorillonite platelet as potential nanofillers to form nanocomposites. The various functionalization techniques of modifying the nanofillers to enable interaction with polymers are summarized. The importance of filler dispersion in the polymeric matrix is highlighted. Finally, the challenges and future outlook for nanofilled polymeric composites are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number262
JournalMaterials
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Clay
  • Graphene
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Properties

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