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Title: Carbon nanotubes induced crystallization of poly(ethylene terephthalate)
Authors: Rani, Joseph
Keywords: Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
Single walled carbon nanotubes
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: We have investigated the crystallization characteristics of melt compounded nanocomposites of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). Differential scanning calorimetry studies showed that SWNTs at weight fractions as low as 0.03 wt% enhance the rate of crystallization in PET, as the cooling nanocomposite melt crystallizes at a temperature 10 °C higher as compared to neat PET. Isothermal crystallization studies also revealed that SWNTs significantly accelerate the crystallization process. WAXD showed oriented crystallization of PET induced by oriented SWNTs in a randomized PET melt, indicating the role of SWNTs as nucleating sites.
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/793
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