Thermal, mechanical, and electric properties of exfoliated graphite nanoplate reinforced poly(vinylidene fluoride) nanocomposites

Fuan He, Jintu Fan

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Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/exfoliated graphite nanoplate (xGnP) nanocomposites were prepared by a solution mixing method for the first time. The thermal, mechanical and electric properties of these nanocomposites were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), and an impedance analyzer, respectively. The DSC results indicated that xGnP might act as the nucleating agents and accelerated the overall non-isothermal crystallization process of PVDF. Meanwhile, the incorporation of xGnP also significantly improved the storage modulus and conductivity of the PVDF/xGnP nanocomposites with an increment in the graphite nanoplate content, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings - Materials and Devices for Smart Systems III
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2009
EventMaterials and Devices for Smart Systems III - 2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20084 Dec 2008


ConferenceMaterials and Devices for Smart Systems III - 2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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