Epoxy/ graphene nanocomposites – processing and properties: a review

Wei, Jiacheng, Vo, Thuc and Inam, Fawad (2015) Epoxy/ graphene nanocomposites – processing and properties: a review. RSC Advances, 90 (5). pp. 73510-73524. ISSN 2046-2069

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RA13897C

Abstract

Graphene has recently attracted significant academic and industrial interest because of its excellent performance in mechanical, electrical and thermal applications. Graphene can significantly improve physical properties of epoxy at extremely small loading when incorporated appropriately. Herein, the structure, preparation and properties of epoxy/graphene nanocomposites are reviewed in general, along with detailed examples drawn from the key scientific literature. The modification of graphene and the utilization of these materials in the fabrication of nanocomposites with different processing methods have been explored. This review has been focused on the processing methods and mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fire retardant properties of the nanocomposites. The synergic effects of graphene and other fillers in epoxy matrix have been summarised as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F200 Materials Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
J400 Polymers and Textiles
J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Fawad Inam
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 15:14
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 12:57
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23666

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