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 OJOPM  Vol.2 No.4 , October 2012
Synthesis and Characterization of Exfoliated Graphite/ABS Composites
Abstract: Exfoliated graphite was prepared by chemical route and then further subjected to thermal oxidation and sonication for size reduction and increased interlayer spacing in natural flake graphite. Exfoliated graphite/ABS composites were pre-pared with varying filler concentration by solution casting method. Exfoliated graphite and composites were character-ised by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry techniques. After thermal exfoliation significant peak of graphite at 2? = 26.4? disappeared completely, confirming successful exfoliation of graphite. SEM images revealed homogeneous dispersion of exfoliated graphite in the matrix and EDAX confirmed successful reduction of graphite oxide.
Cite this paper: B. Neha, K. Manjula, B. Srinivasulu and S. Subhas, "Synthesis and Characterization of Exfoliated Graphite/ABS Composites," Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 75-79. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2012.24011.
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