Development and characterization of silicon carbide incorporated graphene amine-based polymer nanocomposites for structu...
Published: 01 June 2018
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering,
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In this research work, 0.3 mass% of graphene amine (GA) reinforcement was used in epoxy resins for development of graphene amine-based polymer composites using casting technique and subjected to annealing at 60 oC for 3 hour using heat controlled oven. Silicon carbide (SiC) was incorporated into GA based-polymer composite with different mass percentages (0.25-1.0 mass% with respect to epoxy resins) to enhance properties for structural applications and developed specimens were designated as S, S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4. The physico-chemical changes in the resulting nanocomposites were investigated using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) and Mechanical testing including tensile test were done. Among the developed specimens, 0.75 mass% of SiC incorporated GA based-polymer composite exhibited superior properties for structural applications.