Layer-structured poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide nanocomposites with improved thermal and mechanical properties

Xiaoming Yang, Songmin Shang, Liang Li

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Abstract

Layer-structured poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide nanocomposites in the form of films are prepared by simple solution processing. The structure and properties of these nanocomposites are studied using X-ray diffractions, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis. The results indicate that graphene oxide is dispersed on a molecular scale and aligned in the poly(vinyl alcohol) matrix, and there exists strong interfacial interactions between both components, which are responsible for the significant improvement in the thermal and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1355-1360
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2011

Keywords

  • mechanical properties
  • nanocomposites
  • thermal properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry(all)

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