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Rheological and thermal behaviour of high impact polystyrene nanocomposite

Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed S. and Ali, Mohammad Yeakub (2012) Rheological and thermal behaviour of high impact polystyrene nanocomposite. Advanced Materials Research, 383. pp. 3849-3853. ISSN 1022-6680

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This paper presents the study of rheological and thermal behaviour of high impact polystyrene/multiwall carbon nanotubes (HIPS/MWCNTs) nanocomposite. The nanocomposite was prepared via melt mixing method. The influence of different loadings of MWCNTs on the HIPS viscosity and other rheological characteristics were analyzed experimentally. Other rheological characteristics were studied using dynamic analysis of viscosity through rotational rehometer. Glass transition temperature (Tg) were also investigated using non-isothermal differential scanning calorimeter analysis. The viscosity was found to be directly proportional to MWCNTs’ loading, up to five times the value of pure HIPS at loading level of 7.5wt% of MWCNTs. The MWCNTs loading demonstrated a marginal effect (1-2%) on the Tg.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4751/29556
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polystyrene, Nanocomposite, Rheological property, Viscosity, Carbon nanotube
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 16:30
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 16:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29556

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