Developing ultrasonic processing of CNT nanopaper/solventless epoxy prepreg

Dan Zhang, Eusebio Cabrera, Yanan Zhao, Maria G. Villarreal, Avraham Benatar, L. James Lee, Jose M. Castro*

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Abstract

In this work, we propose an environmentally friendly innovative ultrasonic process to impregnate solventless epoxy into carbon nanotube (CNT) nanopaper (NP) (approximately 50 um thick) for fabricating prepreg nanocomposites. Both multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWNT) NP and single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) NP are used for prepreg fabrication. The prepregs show multi-functional performance in EMI shielding and sand erosion resistance. Process parameters including ultrasound time, amplitude level and pressure are studied for the fabrication process.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - May 2018
Event2018 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 7 May 201810 May 2018

Conference

Conference2018 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/05/1810/05/18

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