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Enhancement of Elastic Modulus of Epoxy Resin with Carbon Nanotubes

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Author(s): Vijay Kumar Srivastava

Journal: World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering
ISSN 2161-4954

Volume: 01;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Epoxy Resin | Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes | Nanohardness | Raman Spectroscopy | Modulus of Elasticity

ABSTRACT
Nanocomposites consisting of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and epoxy resin were produced by a standard calendaring technique. In this study, 3% multiwall carbon nanotube particles were dispersed in epoxy resin by weight to produce the multiwall carbon nanotubes/epoxy composite. Nanohardness and Raman spectroscopy tests were used to obtain the modulus of elasticity and Raman intensity of MWCNTs/ epoxy resin composite. The results show that the Raman intensity increased with the increase of Raman shift and Raman intensity also affected with the reinforcement of multiwall carbon nanotubes and 1% exposure of laser power. Also, nanohardness increased with increase of modulus of elasticity, which indicated that the toughness of epoxy resin improved with the addition of multiwall carbon nanotubes.
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