Ablation, thermal stability/transport/phase transition study of carbon nanofiber-reinforced elastomeric nanocomposites

Iqbal, Sadia Sagar, Inam, Fawad, Bahadar, Ali, Bashir, Arshad, Hassan, Faiza, Khan, Mohammad Bilal, Khan, Zaffar and Jamil, Tahir (2018) Ablation, thermal stability/transport/phase transition study of carbon nanofiber-reinforced elastomeric nanocomposites. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 131 (3). pp. 2637-2646. ISSN 1588-2926

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-017-6831-1


Novelty of presented research is focused on ablation and thermomechanical characteristics of various loadings of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) of polyisoprene elastomer (PR). Conventional method (banbury disperser with open mixing mill) is applied to complete fabrication process of CNF-reinforced elastomeric nanocomposites. Scanning electron micrographs confirm the proper distribution of CNFs within the elastomeric host matrix. The successful incorporation of CNFs into PR has reduced the back-face temperature and increased the ablation resistance CNF/PR elastomeric nanocomposite in front of ultrahigh temperature (oxyacetylene flame exposure). Carbon nanofiber network with the elastomeric chain restricts the thermal transport within the CNF/PR nanocomposite specimens. The synergistic effect of CNFs on crystallization, glass transition, melting temperatures (Tm) of PR elastomeric nanocomposites is studied. Mechanical properties of PR are effectively enhanced by the impregnation of CNFs in the elastomeric nanocomposites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymer nanocomposites, carbon nanofibers, ablation, thermal stability, thermal transport analysis, phase transition studies, mechanical properties
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
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: 27 Nov 2017 09:37
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 19:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32633

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