Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Graphene Nanoplatelet Reinforced Polymer Coatings

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Fabrication of carbon nanotubes is expensive, particularly for the purifying process required to make useful nanotube polymer composites. Instead of trying to discover lower cost processes for nanotubes, we seek to develop an alternative nanoscale carbon material with comparable properties that can be produced cost-effectively and in larger quantities for composites applications. This new class of nano material is herein referred to as nanoscale graphene plate (NGP). This paper introduces the novel processing ideas for NGP and some mechanical and electrical properties of the NGP reinforced polymers.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers