Characterization of graphene-based composites

Blending carbon fillers with thermoplastic materials can lead to a significant improvement of the resulting electrical, mechanical, thermal, and gas barrier properties compared with the unfilled polymer. Graphene, the name given to a material consisting of two-dimension layers of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has extraordinary properties which make possible to produce a new class of polymer nanocomposites with significantly improved properties. The objective of this project is to characterize the properties of nanocomposites obtained at by incorporating NanoXplore’s various grades of graphene into different thermoplastic matrixes and to find the suitable graphene concentration range for each thermoplastic for numbers of industrial applications.

Natassia Lona Batista
Sajjad Saeidlou
Atefeh Nabavi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Pascal Hubert
Eric David
Nicole Demarquette
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