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High-shear melt processing of polymer–carbon nanotube composites

Y. Li and H. Shimizu,     National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the shear rate effects on the structure and properties of polymer–carbon nanotube (CNT) composites. The chapter first introduces the newly developed high-shear processing technique and its application for preparing polymer nanoblends. We then discuss the morphologies and properties of CNT nanocomposites based on homopolymers and polymer blends by the high-shear processing technique.

Key words

dispersion

double percolation

high-shear processing

nanocomposites

5.1 Introduction

The nanoscale dimension, along with their large shape anisotropy, ...

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