Synthesis and analysis of iron-dopped CNT/PU composites for microwave applications

Mousa I. Hussein, Indu Jiji Rajmohan, Q. Clément, N. Vukadinovic, Y. Haik

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Abstract

Polyurethane (PU) matrix reinforced with carbon nanofillers forms a nanocomposite, which in addition helps to attain unique material properties by the use of the extreme high aspect ratio and nanoscopic dimensions of the nanofillers. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are used as the nanofillers with weight percentage (wt%) ranging from 1% to 10%. The electromagnetic properties of the nanocomposites are then extracted and these show that the novel nanocomposite is a potential candidate for various microwave applications. MWCNT functionalized with Iron (Fe3O4) is used to prepare CNT/PU nanocomposites in three distinct concentrations, with lower weight percentage of 5% Fe3O4 and higher weight percentage of 20 % Fe3O4. The effect of Fe3O4 on the electrical conductivity is then analyzed and the results show the undesirable oxidization effect of Fe3O4, which significantly reduced the electrical conductivity of the composites. The oxidization effect is verified by comparing the performance of CNT-Fe3O4/PU composites with Fe3O4 powder/PU composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Properties, NAP 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538628102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 2017
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties, NAP 2017 - Zatoka, Ukraine
Duration: Sep 10 2017Sep 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties, NAP 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other7th IEEE International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties, NAP 2017
Country/TerritoryUkraine
CityZatoka
Period9/10/179/15/17

Keywords

  • carbon nanotube
  • electrical characterization
  • functionalized CNT
  • multi-walled carbon nanotube
  • polyurethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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