Formation of nanocomposites of Styrene and its Copolymers using Graphite as the Nanomaterial
Polymers for Advanced Technologies
Graphite-polymer nanocomposites were prepared by melt blending of various graphites (virgin graphite, expandable graphites, and expanded graphite) with polystyrene and its copolymers (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS)). Nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, cone calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and evaluation of mechanical properties. Nanocomposite formation occurs at higher loadings (3–5%) of expandable graphites but not for virgin or expanded graphite. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Uhl, Fawn Marie; Yao, Qiang; and Wilkie, Charles A., "Formation of nanocomposites of Styrene and its Copolymers using Graphite as the Nanomaterial" (2005). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 175.
Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 533–540 (July, 2005). DOI: 10.1002/pat.612