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Indirect methods for the determination of optimal processing conditions in conductive polypropylene/carbon nanotubes composites

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dc.contributor.author Logakis, E en
dc.contributor.author Pandis, Ch en
dc.contributor.author Kyritsis, A en
dc.contributor.author Pissis, P en
dc.contributor.author Miuik, M en
dc.contributor.author Omastova, M en
dc.contributor.author Pionteck, J en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:33:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:33:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0009-2614 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20506
dc.subject Carbon Nanotube en
dc.subject Light Microscopy en
dc.subject Polypropylene en
dc.subject Scanning Electron Microscopy en
dc.subject.classification Chemistry, Physical en
dc.subject.classification Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical en
dc.subject.other Alternate routes en
dc.subject.other Crystallization temperature en
dc.subject.other Dc conductivity en
dc.subject.other Indirect methods en
dc.subject.other Indirect routes en
dc.subject.other Microscopy technique en
dc.subject.other Optical light en
dc.subject.other Optimal processing en
dc.subject.other Polymer nanocomposite en
dc.subject.other Preparation conditions en
dc.subject.other Processing condition en
dc.subject.other Nanotubes en
dc.subject.other Optimization en
dc.subject.other Scanning electron microscopy en
dc.subject.other Nanocomposites en
dc.title Indirect methods for the determination of optimal processing conditions in conductive polypropylene/carbon nanotubes composites en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/j.cplett.2010.08.045 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2010.08.045 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract This Letter reports an alternate route for judging optimized processing conditions during the preparation of conductive polypropylene/carbon nanotubes composites by melt-mixing. The control of the nanotubes dispersion is performed indirectly through both the dc conductivity and the crystallization temperature values of the nanocomposites. Comparison of the obtained findings with both scanning electron microscopy and optical light microscopy results reveals that this indirect route is easier, faster and sometimes more precise for the optimization of the preparation conditions, compared to commonly applied microscopy techniques. The proposed methods are expected to have a more general impact, being applicable to other polymer nanocomposites. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. en
heal.publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV en
heal.journalName Chemical Physics Letters en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.cplett.2010.08.045 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000282161800025 en
dc.identifier.volume 498 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-3 en
dc.identifier.spage 125 en
dc.identifier.epage 128 en


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