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Fields of Research

  • Manufacture of composites of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and polymer by melt mixing
  • Investigation of the influence of processing condition, e.g. temperature, revolution speed and mixing time, on the electrical and morphological properties of the carbon nanotubes filled specimes
  • Characterisation of dispersability, stability and particle size distribution of carbon nanotubes dispersions
  • Determination of length distributions of multiwalled carbon nanotubes before and after processing

Applied Techniques

Melt mixing: DADA microcompounder
Light microscopy
scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Electrical resistivity measurements of CNTs and composites
Centrifugal separation analysis using LUMiSizer®
Particle size analysis
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Projects

BMBF project (01LY1512C) "Development of electrically and thermally conductive plastic compounds with functionalities for use in heat exchangers and fuel cells. subproject: 2-component-injection moulding, development and characterisation of material" Cooperative project: Fa. Eisenhuth GmbH & Co.KG, Allod Werkstoff GmbH & Co.KG, Carloplast Wärmetechnik GmbH, PROTECH GmbH, Kessen Maschinenbau GmbH, IPF Dresden e.V. und RTWH Aachen duration: 3/2016 - 8/2018

BMBF 01LY1307C "Entwicklung von leitfähigen Kunststoffcomposites mit verbesserter Verarbeitbarkeit und erhöhter Schlagzähigkeit/Biegefestigkeit (ImpactBlend)", Kooperationsprojekt uner Leitung der Fa. Eisenhuth GmbH & Co.KG, Mitarbeit von Allod Werkstoff GmbH & Co.KG, Carloplast Wärmetechnik GmbH, PROTECH GmbH, Kessen Maschinenbau GmbH, IPF Dresden e.V. und RTWH Aachen, Laufzeit 8/2014 - 7/2016

BMBF 03X0206F, Project "CarboAktiv - Conductive laser modified polymer blends filled with carbon nanotubes for three dimensional integrated housing applications", Innovation Allicance Carbon nanotubes: Innovation for industry and society (Inno.CNT), Cooperative project: Fachhochschule Jena, contributed by pp mid GmbH, IPF Dresden e.V., LCP-Laser-Cut-Processing GmbH, Scansonic MI GmbH, 3D Schilling Prototypen GmbH, Lüberg Elektronik, L3D GmbH, duration 04/2011-03/2014

Develop tailored dispersion technologies for CNTs in thermoset, thermoplastic and elastomeric sytems (CarboDis) within the Innovationallianz CNT - Carbon Nanomaterials Conquer Markets (Inno.CNT) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF), 04/2009-03/2012, BMBF 03X0042M

Develop CNT-based injection moulding and extrusion applications, such as thermally conductive tubing, electrically conductive cable sheating, rocker npanels, electronic housing (CarboTube) within the Innovationallianz CNT - Carbon Nanomaterials Conquer Markets (Inno.CNT) of the Federal Ministry of Eduction and Research of Germany (BMBF), 02/2009-01/2012

Light weight construction with thermoplastic nanocomposites: Material development and characterization, 06/05-05/08, Federal Ministry and Education and Research of Germany (BMBF)

Modification of the molecular structure of polypropylene by means of electron beam irradiation and its influence on rheological properties and crystallisation behaviour, 04/01-03/05, German Research Foundation (DFG)