Authors Fischer, D. ; Pötschke, P. ; Brünig, H. ; Janke, A.
Title Investigation of the Orientation in Composite Fibers of Polycarbonate with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes by Raman Microscopy
Date 13.01.2005
Number 13433
Abstract The superior association of the inherent good mechanical and electrical properties makes carbon nanotubes (CNT) exceptionally interesting for the production of composite fibers of thermoplastic polymers with CNT. Alignment of the CNT in the polymer fiber is important for improved mechanical properties. Especially the production of fibers makes it necessary to get a controlled orientation and/or alignment of the CNT. We applied transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and polarized Raman microscopy to quantify multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) orientation, alignment and crystallinity in polycarbonate (PC). The evaluation of the Raman measurements provided an improved alignment orientation of the MWNT in the fibers with increasing take-up velocity during melt spinning and that the crystal structure of the MWNT is not changed through melt spinning.
Publisher Macromolecular Symposia
Citation Macromolecular Symposia 230 (2005) 167-172

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