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Flammability Properties of Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

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Author(s)

Takashi Kashiwagi, K Winey, Richard H. Harris Jr., John R. Shields, Jack F. Douglas

Abstract

Recent measurements on polymer nanocomposites filled with multiple-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) have indicated that these nanoparticles are highly effective fire retardants at low loading (1 wt.-%). We report here similar results for single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). A network structure of nanotubes exists in both SWNT and MWNT nanocomposites throughout the burning process. The nanotube network suppresses bubbling and associated polymer convective flow and shields the polymer matrix from external radiant heat and heat feedback from the flame.
Citation
Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Keywords

flame retardant, nanocomposites, PMMA, Single-walled carbon nanotibes

Citation

Kashiwagi, T. , Winey, K. , Harris Jr., R. , Shields, J. and Douglas, J. (2017), Flammability Properties of Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites, Macromolecular Rapid Communications (Accessed May 17, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017