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TitleReactive microencapsulation of carbon allotropes in polyamide shell-core structures and their transformation in hybrid composites with tailored electrical properties
Author(s)Oliveira, F.
Dencheva, Nadya Vasileva
Martins, P.
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
Denchev, Z.
KeywordsActivated anionic polymerization
Polymer synthesis
Microcapsules
Tailor-made polymers
Polymer composites
carbon allotropes
Issue date2016
PublisherBME-PT and GTE
JournalExpress Polymer Letters
CitationOliveira, F., Dencheva, N., Martins, P., Lanceros-Mendez, S., & Denchev, Z. (2016). Reactive microencapsulation of carbon allotropes in polyamide shell-core structures and their transformation in hybrid composites with tailored electrical properties. Express Polymer Letters, 10(2), 160-175. doi: 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2016.15
Abstract(s)Polyamide 6 microcapsules (PAMC) loaded with 2-10 wt% of different carbon allotropes: carbon black, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers and graphite were synthesized via activated anionic polymerization (AAROP) of ε-caprolactam in solution performed in the presence of the respective micro- or nanosized loads. The forming high-molecular weight microporous PAMC showed typical diameters of 15-35 μm, the filler particles being entrapped in the core, as proven by microscopy methods. The melt processing of the loaded microcapsules produced PA6/C-filler hybrid thermoplastic composites with homogeneous distribution of one or two C-fillers even at loads of ca. 10 % without any functionalization. The crystalline structure of all PAMC and molded composites was studied by thermal (DSC, TGA) and X-ray diffraction methods focusing on eventual modifications during the transition from PAMC to molded plates. Mechanical tests in tension and electrical conductivity measurements showed that transforming loaded PAMC into composites by melt processing could be a facile and rapid method to fabricate polyamide composites with improved mechanical performance and tailored electrical and dielectric properties.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/43555
DOI10.3144/expresspolymlett.2016.15
ISSN1788-618X
Peer-Reviewedyes
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