Viscosity of a Melt of Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites. An Analogy with a Polymer Solution
A melt of polymer/carbon nanotube nanocomposites is considered as an analog of a polymer solution within the scope of fractal physical chemistry, in which a polymer matrix is simulated as a solvent and ring-like structures of carbon nanotubes are simulated as macromolecular coils of polymer. Further application of the fractal version of Mark–Kuhn–Houwink, which was developed to describe the behavior of polymer solutions, shows good agreement between the theoretical and experimental values of the viscosity of a melt of polymer/carbon nanotube nanocomposites.
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