Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry



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Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845




M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Herceg, TM and Yoon, S-H and Abidin, MSZ and Greenhalgh, ES and Bismarck, A and Shaffer, MSP},
doi = {10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.01.017},
journal = {Composites Science and Technology},
pages = {62--70},
title = {Thermosetting nanocomposites with high carbon nanotube loadings processed by a scalable powder based method},
url = {},
volume = {127},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - A powder based processing route was developed to allow manufacturing of thermosettingnanocomposites with high (20 wt%) carbon nanotube (CNT) loading fractions. Adaptation ofhigh shear mixing methods, as used in thermoplastic processing, ensured that the CNTs werewell distributed and dispersed even at the highest loadings. By minimising flow distances,compression moulding of powders ensured that the CNTs did not agglomerate duringconsolidation, and yielded a percolated CNT network in a nanocomposite with excellentelectrical and thermal conductivities of 67 S m-1and 0.77 W m-1 K-1, respectively. Unusually,the CNTs provided effective mechanical reinforcement at even the highest loadings;embrittlement is minimised by avoiding large scale inhomogeneities and the maximummeasured Young’s modulus (5.4 GPa) and yield strength (90 MPa) could make thenanocomposite an attractive matrix for continuous fibre composites. The macromechanicalmeasurements were interpolated using micromechanical models that were previouslysuccessfully applied at the nanoscale.
AU - Herceg,TM
AU - Yoon,S-H
AU - Abidin,MSZ
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Bismarck,A
AU - Shaffer,MSP
DO - 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.01.017
EP - 70
PY - 2016///
SN - 0266-3538
SP - 62
TI - Thermosetting nanocomposites with high carbon nanotube loadings processed by a scalable powder based method
T2 - Composites Science and Technology
UR -
UR -
VL - 127
ER -