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dc.creatorKhabashesku, Valery N.
Zhu, Jiang
Peng, Haiqing
Barrera, Enrique V.
Margrave, John L.
Margrave, Mary Lou
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-04T19:05:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-04T19:05:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/79999
dc.description.abstract The present invention is directed to methods of integrating carbon nanotubes into epoxy polymer composites via chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes, and to the carbon nanotube-epoxy polymer composites produced by such methods. Integration is enhanced through improved dispersion and/or covalent bonding with the epoxy matrix during the curing process. In general, such methods involve the attachment of chemical moieties (i.e., functional groups) to the sidewall and/or end-cap of carbon nanotubes such that the chemical moieties react with either the epoxy precursor(s) or the curing agent(s) (or both) during the curing process. Additionally, in some embodiments, these or additional chemical moieties can function to facilitate dispersion of the carbon nanotubes by decreasing the van der Waals attractive forces between the nanotubes.
dc.format.extent 39 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Fabrication of carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy polymer composites using functionalized carbon nanotubes
dc.type Utility patent
dc.digitization.specificationsThis patent information was downloaded from the US Patent and Trademark website (http://www.uspto.gov/) as image-PDFs. The PDFs were OCRed for access purposes.
dc.contributor.publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
dc.type.genre patents
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.date.filed 2004-06-16
dc.identifier.patentID US7601421B2
dc.contributor.assignee Rice University
dc.identifier.citation Khabashesku, Valery N., Zhu, Jiang, Peng, Haiqing, Barrera, Enrique V., Margrave, John L. and Margrave, Mary Lou, "Fabrication of carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy polymer composites using functionalized carbon nanotubes." Patent US7601421B2. issued 2009-10-13. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/1911/79999.


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