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Electron beam crosslinked natural rubber/multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposite

Khalid, Mohammad and Ismail, Ahmad Faris and Yusof, Faridah and Ratnam, Chantara Thevy and Walvekar , Rashmi Gangasa and Al-Khatib, Ma An Fahmi Rashid (2010) Electron beam crosslinked natural rubber/multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposite. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The physical properties of the rubber blends are influenced by vulcanization and filler distribution. Normally, rubbers are vulcanized by systems based on sulfur or peroxide with the most common filler carbon black. Radiation can also produce crosslink densities like those obtained by sulphur curing, but the net effects, are similar, though not identical. The type of crosslink formed in this method (–C–C–) give rise to better mechanical properties at higher temperature. This work reports on the investigations carried out on natural rubber (SMR) filled with the multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). This system of SMR/MWCNTs was subjected to different radiation dosages and compared with nonradiated samples in order to determine the improvement in mechanical properties of the rubber system in the presence of MWCNTs and irradiation dosages. The amount of MWCNTs in this study was varied from 1 to 7 Phr and the irradiation doses were varied from 50 to 200 KGy. Mechanical properties, especially, tensile strength (TS), elongation at break had been studied as a function of irradiation dose and degree of loading with MWCNTs. Gel fraction indicated an increase in the degree of crosslink with the increase in the MWCT and radiation dosage. XRD was carried out to check the increase in the crytallinty of the nanocomposite system. The overall results obtained indicate significant improvement in the mechanical and thermal properties by radiation crosslinking in presence of MWCNTs. These results were further supported by TEM micrograph and nanoindentation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5595/23901
Uncontrolled Keywords: electron beam
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Faris Ismail
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 09:29
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2013 09:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23091

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