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Polymers 2016, 8(2), 50; doi:10.3390/polym8020050

Enhancement of Carbon Nanotube Particle Distribution in PPS/PEEK/Carbon Nanotube Ternary Composites with Sausage-Like Structure

College of Science and Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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Academic Editor: Wei Min Huang
Received: 24 November 2015 / Revised: 31 January 2016 / Accepted: 4 February 2016 / Published: 16 February 2016
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Abstract

Carbon nanomaterial particles were selectively distributed in an incompatible and high-melting-temperature polymer blend interface, or in a particular phase, to obtain conductive composites. The composite products revealed poor morphology stability and mechanical performance due to processing several times. Poly(phenylene sulfide) (PPS) and poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) polymers with large differences of processing temperatures were selected as blend components to obtain a compatible blend. PPS/PEEK/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) ternary nanocomposites were prepared using a controlled melt blending process. The composite samples with similar sausage-like structures of PEEK, as a dispersed phase, promote MWCNT to maximize concentration distribution in the PPS continuous phase. As a result, the theoretical percolation threshold of the composite reduced to 0.347 wt %. Moreover, the conductivity of the composite remained stable even after processing several times. CNTs revealed a particular effect when distributed selectively in this kind of system: it can enhance the dispersion of phases and also provide conductivity to the blend at small CNT contents, which can provide more useful ideas for the development of high-melting-temperature and antistatic or conductive plastic materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: PEEK; PPS; thermoplastic composites; MWCNT; processing-structure properties relations; electrical conductive materials; morphology PEEK; PPS; thermoplastic composites; MWCNT; processing-structure properties relations; electrical conductive materials; morphology
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Cao, L.; Deng, S.; Lin, Z. Enhancement of Carbon Nanotube Particle Distribution in PPS/PEEK/Carbon Nanotube Ternary Composites with Sausage-Like Structure. Polymers 2016, 8, 50.

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