WJNSE  Vol.1 No.1 , March 2011
Enhancement of Elastic Modulus of Epoxy Resin with Carbon Nanotubes
ABSTRACT
Nanocomposites consisting of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and epoxy resin were produced by a standard calendaring technique. In this study, 3% multiwall carbon nanotube particles were dispersed in epoxy resin by weight to produce the multiwall carbon nanotubes/epoxy composite. Nanohardness and Raman spectroscopy tests were used to obtain the modulus of elasticity and Raman intensity of MWCNTs/ epoxy resin composite. The results show that the Raman intensity increased with the increase of Raman shift and Raman intensity also affected with the reinforcement of multiwall carbon nanotubes and 1% exposure of laser power. Also, nanohardness increased with increase of modulus of elasticity, which indicated that the toughness of epoxy resin improved with the addition of multiwall carbon nanotubes.

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nullV. Srivastava, "Enhancement of Elastic Modulus of Epoxy Resin with Carbon Nanotubes," World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.4236/wjnse.2011.11001.
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