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Mechanical reinforcement of conductive graphite/biopolymer thin film composite

Abdullah, Nur Munirah and Abdullah, Mohammad Faiz Liew and Mohd Rus, Anika Zafiah (2015) Mechanical reinforcement of conductive graphite/biopolymer thin film composite. In: International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2015 (IC3E 2015), 10-11 August 2015 , Melaka, Malaysia.


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Mechanical properties such as tensile strength, elastic modulus and elongation at break of graphite/ biopolymer composites with different particulate fractions of graphite (5 wt.%, 10 wt.%, 15 wt.%, 20 wt.%, 25 wt.%, 30 wt.% by weight percent in the composites ) were investigated. The composites showed improved elastic modulus and tensile strength with increase treated graphite weight loading by ~300% and ~200% respectively at the percolation threshold, compared with those of its neat counterpart. Meanwhile, the functional group tends to decrease in the composites with increasing filler content in which contributes to the stifness of the composites as the elongation at break of composites decline. The results implies that the mechanical properties of the composites mainly depend on dispersion condition of the treated graphite filler, crystallite structure and strong interfacial bonding between treated graphite in the biopolymer matrix.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: conductive composite; graphite/ biopolymer; resistivity; mechanical properties; thin film
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 08:28
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 08:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7180
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