Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Tuning the properties of carbon fiber-reinforced poly(phenylene sulphide) laminates via incorporation of inorganic fullerene-like WS2 nanoparticles.
Year:2012

Research Areas
  • Nanomaterials,
  • Inorganic polymers

Information
Abstract
Novel carbon fiber (CF)-reinforced poly(phenylene sulphide) (PPS) laminates incorporating inorganic fullerene-like tungsten disulfide (IF-WS2) nanoparticles were prepared via melt-blending and hot-press processing. The influence of the IF-WS2 on the morphology, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties of PPS/CF composites was investigated. Efficient nanoparticle dispersion within the matrix was attained without using surfactants. A progressive rise in thermal stability was found with increasing IF-WS2 loading, as revealed by thermogravimetric analysis. The addition of low nanoparticle contents retarded the crystallization of the matrix, whereas concentrations equal or higher than 1.0 wt% increased both the crystallization temperature and degree of crystallinity compared to those of PPS/CF. Mechanical tests indicated that with only 1.0 wt% IF-WS2 the flexural modulus and strength of PPS/CF improved by 17 and 14%, respectively, without loss in toughness, ascribed to a synergistic effect between the two fillers. A significant enhancement in the storage modulus and glass transition temperature was also observed. Moreover, the wear rate and coefficient of friction strongly decreased, attributed to the lubricant role of the IF-WS2 combined with their reinforcing effect. These inorganic nanoparticles show great potential to improve the mechanical and tribological properties of conventional thermoplastic/CF composites for structural applications.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Polymer
ISBN
0032-3861
Impact factor JCR
3,438
Impact info
Volume
53
doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2012.04.010
Journal number
12
From page
2369
To page
2378
Month
MAYO
Ranking
Área: Polymer Science; IF (2011): 3,438; Posición: 14 de 79; Cuartil: Q1
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Bioingeniería y Materiales (BIO-MAT)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Ciencia de los Materiales