Tensile, Electrical Conductivity, and Morphological Properties of Carbon Black-Filled Epoxy Composites

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

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Abstract

This work investigates the effect of carbon black content on the tensile, electrical, and morphological properties of epoxy matrix. Carbon black-filled epoxy composites were obtained by mixing the desired amount of carbon black from bamboo stem (BS-CB), oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB-CB), and coconut shell (CNS-CB) with the epoxy resin. Tensile and electrical properties of carbon black from three different sources (BS-CB, EFB-CB, and CNS-CB) used to fill epoxy composite with 5% filler loading were measured and the results indicated improvement in tensile and electrical properties. The diffraction patterns of X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicated nonlinear crystalline amorphous structure of the CB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon blacks
  • Electrical properties
  • Epoxy composites
  • Tensile properties
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics

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