SiO2/MgO coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes in polymer composites

Krisztian Nemeth, Balazs Reti, Mark Posa, Karoly Belina, Klara Hernadi

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to develop a talc-like inorganic coating on the surface of the multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to facilitate their mixing into the polypropylene and polyethylene matrix. Precursor compounds such as MgCl2·6H2O, Mg(NO3)2·6H2O, MgO2C4H10 and tetraethyl-orthosilicate (TEOS) were used to cover the surface of the MWCNTs. As prepared, coverages and polymer composites were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2333-2336
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume249
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Electron microscopy
  • Inorganic coating
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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