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Properties and microstructure of composites derived from polycaproamide and multiwall carbon nanotubes

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Composites were synthesized by anionic in situ polymerisation of ɛ-caprolactam in the presence of 0.1–5.0% of multiwall carbon nanotubes. It is found that nanotube filling increases rigidity and improves the friction characteristics of polycaproamide. The friction coefficient decrease is especially significant at a nanotube concentration of 0.1%. It is shown that nanotubes affect the composite film microstructure.

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Original Russian Text © T.V. Volkova, O.N. Zabegaeva, O.V. Sinitsyna, A.G. Filatova, V.A. Shanditsev, A.P. Krasnov, O.V. Afonicheva, Y.S. Vygodskii, I.V. Yaminsky, 2009, published in Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Fizicheskaya, 2009, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 499–502.

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Volkova, T.V., Zabegaeva, O.N., Sinitsyna, O.V. et al. Properties and microstructure of composites derived from polycaproamide and multiwall carbon nanotubes. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. 73, 474–477 (2009).

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