Polymer Bulletin

, 64:99

Morphology of composite particles of single wall carbon nanotubes/biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates prepared by spray drying

Authors

  • Seok Il Yun
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    • Jeonju Institute of Machinery and Carbon Composites
  • Victor Lo
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Johannes Noorman
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Joel Davis
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Robert A. Russell
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Peter J. Holden
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00289-009-0173-5

Cite this article as:
Yun, S.I., Lo, V., Noorman, J. et al. Polym. Bull. (2010) 64: 99. doi:10.1007/s00289-009-0173-5

Abstract

Spray drying was investigated as a strategy for producing single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT)/polymer composites. The spray-drying method produced SWCNT/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and SWCNT/poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate) composite particles in which the SWCNTs have been trapped in a well-dispersed state throughout the polymer matrix. Increasing SWCNT content in the composite led to a change in particle morphology from spherical and smooth to rosette shape with angular distortions. The technique shows potential for bulk carbon composite fabrication.

Keywords

SWCNTCompositesPHBPHOSpray dryingPowderBiodegradable

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