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dc.contributor.advisor Barrera, Enrique V.
dc.creatorMcIntosh, Daneesh Olivia
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T07:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T07:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17801
dc.description.abstract Single-walled carbon nanotubes are high strength materials with nano-sized dimensions, which make them attractive as reinforcing materials for polymer matrices. Their nano-sized dimensions however make them difficult to manipulate for macroscopic applications. This thesis focuses on manufacturing and studying nanotube continuous fibers as a means of manipulating these stronger reinforcing materials in thermoplastic polymer matrices to increase the mechanical properties of the composite generated. The thermoplastic polymers used in this thesis are polypropylene and nylon 6,6. This thesis demonstrates the effects of alignment, new chemical functionalizations and increasing weight percentages of the single-walled carbon nanotubes in the nanotube continuous fiber systems. The functionalizations studies include the use of fluorinated single-walled nanotubes, and an attempt to use benzoyl peroxide to initiate covalent bonding of single-walled nanotubes to the polymer in the processing stage of the polypropylene composite systems. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.format.extent 92 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPolymer chemistry
Engineering
Materials science
dc.title Mechanical properties of fibers made from single-walled carbon nanotube reinforced thermoplastic polymer composites
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation McIntosh, Daneesh Olivia. "Mechanical properties of fibers made from single-walled carbon nanotube reinforced thermoplastic polymer composites." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17801.


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