The reinforcement effects of graphene oxide nanoplatelets on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of natural rubber

D. C. Stanier, J. Ciambella, S. Rahatekar, A. J. Patil, S. Mann

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Abstract

The mechanical properties of non-vulcanized natural rubber reinforced with Graphene Oxide (GO) nanoplatelets have been studied by uniaxial deformations to evaluate the reinforcement efficiency of the filler. The nanocomposites are prepared by "latex-mixing" with aqueous dispersions of GO platelets, a procedure that requires no heat or chemical input and very little processing. The structure of the GO platelets was investigated by TEM. Tensile tests showed a significant increase in the Young's modulus of the composites even at low filler loading (<1 wt%). The viscoelastic properties of the nanocomposites are further investigated through relaxation tests. The nanocomposite shows significant improvements at much lower filler concentration than those usually achieved with carbon black or carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstitutive Models for Rubber VIII - Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers, ECCMR 2013
Pages553-558
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2013
Event8th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers, ECCMR 2013 - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 25 Jun 201328 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference8th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers, ECCMR 2013
CountrySpain
CitySan Sebastian
Period25/06/1328/06/13

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    Stanier, D. C., Ciambella, J., Rahatekar, S., Patil, A. J., & Mann, S. (2013). The reinforcement effects of graphene oxide nanoplatelets on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of natural rubber. In Constitutive Models for Rubber VIII - Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers, ECCMR 2013 (pp. 553-558)