Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Activated Carbon-Filled Epoxy Nanocomposites

H. P.S. Abdul Khalil, M. Jawaid, P. Firoozian, E. S. Zainudin, M. T. Paridah

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Abstract

Nano-activated carbons obtained from oil palm empty fiber bunch (AC-EFB), bamboo stem (AC-BS), and coconut shells (AC-CNS) were reinforced in epoxy matrix to fabricate epoxy nanocomposites. The dynamic mechanical analysis of epoxy nanocomposites was carried out, and 5% AC-CNS treated with KOH-filled epoxy composites displayed the highest storage modulus of all the activated carbon-filled epoxy composites. The incorporation of a small amount of AC-BS, AC-EFB, and AC-CNS to the epoxy matrix enhanced the damping characteristics of the epoxy nanocomposites. The 5% AC-EFB treated with H3PO4 filled epoxy composites showed the highest glass transition temperature (Tg) in all temperature ranges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-256
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Activated carbon
  • Dynamic mechanical properties
  • Epoxy matrix
  • Nanocomposites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics

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