Materials 2009, 2(4), 1955-1974; doi:10.3390/ma2041955
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Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites

Received: 5 October 2009; in revised form: 4 November 2009 / Accepted: 5 November 2009 / Published: 26 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liquid Crystals)
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Abstract: This paper focuses on the fabrication via simple melt blending of thermotropic liquid crystal polyester (TLCP) nanocomposites reinforced with a very small quantity of modified carbon nanotube (CNT) and the unique effects of the modified CNT on the physical properties of the nanocomposites. The thermal, mechanical, and rheological properties of modified CNT-reinforced TLCP nanocomposites are highly dependent on the uniform dispersion of CNT and the interactions between the CNT and TLCP, which can be enhanced by chemical modification of the CNT, providing a design guide of CNTreinforced TLCP nanocomposites with great potential for industrial uses.
Keywords: carbon nanotube; nanocomposites; thermotropic liquid crystal polymer
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Kim, J.Y. Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites. Materials 2009, 2, 1955-1974.

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Kim JY. Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites. Materials. 2009; 2(4):1955-1974.

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Kim, Jun Young. 2009. "Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites." Materials 2, no. 4: 1955-1974.

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