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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 3738–3741 | Cite as

Effects of dispersants on dispersion of carbon nanotubes and properties of fluorocarbon resin nanocomposites

  • Yunde Li
  • Yunfang LiuEmail author
  • Yu Zuo
  • Weidong Chi
  • Bo Liu
  • Zengmin Shen
Letter

Because of their unique structural characteristics and outstanding properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have lots of potential applications in many scientific and technological fields, such as hydrogen storage [1], supercapacitors [2, 3], lithium ion batteries [4, 5], catalyst supports [6], electronic devices [7], etc. CNTs also have been taken as a superior candidate for use as fillers in composite materials because of their extremely high Young’s modulus, stiffness, flexibility, conductivity, and other special properties. Much research has been carried out using CNTs as fillers in thermoplastics, epoxy resins, phenolic resins, and rubbers which demonstrated greatly enhanced mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties [8, 9, 10, 11]. Although the applications of CNTs in polymers have been widely studied, little attention has been paid to coatings, especially for fluorocarbon coatings. As one of the fluorocarbon resins, a unique solvent called soluble fluoro-olefin/vinyl ether...

Keywords

Decomposition Temperature Vinyl Ether Nanocomposite Coating Butyl Acetate Copolymer Solution 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This research work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing University of Chemical Technology for Young Researcher (QN0518).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunde Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yunfang Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu Zuo
    • 1
  • Weidong Chi
    • 1
  • Bo Liu
    • 1
  • Zengmin Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Institute of Carbon Fibers and CompositesBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.AVICI Beijing Institute of Aeronautical MaterialsBeijingP.R. China

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