Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber blends with Nylon-6 and reinforced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) were produced using a solution spinning process. Polyethylene-graft-Maleic Anhydride (PE-g-MAH) was used as a compatibilizer to enhance the interfacial bonding between the polymer phases. The loading of Nylon-6, MAH, and SWCNTs with respect to UHMWPE was 20 wt.%, 10 wt.% and 2 wt.% respectively. The development of morphological characteristics due to the inclusion of a compatibilizer in an immiscible hybrid polymer nanocomposite fiber is hereby discussed. Characterization studies of the hybrid fibers were performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy-dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
Processing of Hybrid Nanocomposite High Performance Fibers (UHMWPE+Nylon 6+CNT+MAH) Using Solution Spinning Technique
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Absar, S, Khan, M, & Edwards, K. "Processing of Hybrid Nanocomposite High Performance Fibers (UHMWPE+Nylon 6+CNT+MAH) Using Solution Spinning Technique." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 9: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 14–20, 2014. V009T12A086. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2014-37183
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