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Carbon Nanotubes: Rheology

The figure below shows the linear viscoelastic response of a 5 wt% suspension of CNTs in polypropylene. The plateau in G' and G" at low frequencies is characteristic of the presence of an interconnected network of CNTs. Fitting a 5-mode Maxwell model to the data demonstrated the long relaxation times associated with CNT suspensions.

Rheology of CNT suspended in polyrpropylene
Linear viscoelastic behaviour of a 5 wt% suspension of CNTs in polypropylene

 

Maxwell parameters for CNT suspended in polypropylene
Relaxation time and modulus values obtained when fitting a five-mode Maxwell model to the frequency sweep data for the 5 wt% suspension of CNTs in polypropylene

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