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Improved mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites incorporating graphene-like BN: Dependence on the number of BN layers

Kiran, MSRN and Raidongia, Kalyan and Ramamurty, U and Rao, CNR (2011) Improved mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites incorporating graphene-like BN: Dependence on the number of BN layers. In: Scripta Materialia, 64 (6). pp. 592-595.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2010.12.007

Abstract

The mechanical properties of composites of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) with two-dimensional graphene-like boron nitride (BN) have been investigated to explore the dependence of the properties on the number of BN layers. This study demonstrates that significantly improved mechanical properties are exhibited by the composite with the fewest number of BN layers. Thus, with incorporation of three BN layers, the hardness and elastic modulus of the composite showed an increase of 125% and 130%, respectively, relative to pure PMMA. (C) 2010 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Nanoindentation; Polymer matrix composites; Nanocomposite; Mechanical properties; Nanolayers
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 10:34
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2011 10:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35976

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