Authors Le, Hai Hong ; Parsekar, M. ; Ilisch, S. ; Henning, S. ; Das, A. ; Stöckelhuber, K.W. ; Beiner, M. ; Ho, Chi Anh ; Adhikari, R. ; Wießner, S. ; Heinrich, G. ; Radusch, H. J.
Title Effect of non-rubber components of NR on the carbon nanotube (CNT) localization in SBR/NR blends
Date 01.05.2014
Number 40402
Abstract Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are mixed into SBR/NR and SBR/IR blends using a wet mixing process. The phase specific localization of CNTs in rubber blends is predicted theoretically using surface energy data of blend components and determined experimentally by means of the wetting concept. Almost all CNTs are found to be localized in the SBR matrix of SBR/IR blends due to the better affinity of CNTs to SBR than to IR. In contrast, a high CNT loading localized in the NR phase of SBR/NR blends results from the presence of phospholipids in NR. Electrical and mechanical properties of the rubber blends depend strongly on CNT localization. A lower CNT loading in SBR matrix of SBR/NR blends imparts a better wet grip and lower rolling resistance to tire tread compounds.
Publisher Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
Citation Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 299 (2014) 569-582
Tags carbon nanotubes filler localization nanocomposites rubber blends

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