Nanocomposites Based on Polybutylene Terephthalate Synthesized from Cyclic Oligomers of Butylene Terephthalate and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

Authors L.V. Bardash1, A.M. Fainleib1, O.P. Grigoryeva1, G. Boiteux2,

1 The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the NAS of Ukraine, 48, Kharkivske Shose, 02160 Kyiv, Ukraine

2 Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Ingenierie des Materiaux Polymeres, IMP@Lyon 1, CNRS UMR 5223, 69622 Villeurbanne, France

Keywords: Polymer nanocomposites, Carbon nanotubes, Cyclic oligomers, Percolation threshold, SEM, TEM.

Issue Volume 7, Year 2015, Number 1
Dates Received 30 September 2014; published online 25 March 2015
Citation L.V. Bardash, A.M. Fainleib, O.P. Grigoryeva, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 7 No 1, 01018 (2015)
PACS Number(s) 61.41. + e, 73.22. – f, 68.37. – d, 72.20. – i
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Annotation The paper describes structure and electric properties of nanocomposites based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) filled by multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Cyclic butylene terephthalate oligomers with low melt viscosity were used for PBT/MWCNTs nanocomposites synthesis to reach better dispersion of MWCNTs. The dependence of electric conductivity of nanocomposites on processing methods was established as well as electrical percolation threshold for PBT/MWCNTs was determined as 0.22 wt. % of MWCNTs.

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