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Title: Nanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films

Abstract

Structured films containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes ("MWCNTs") have enhanced mechanical performance in terms of strength, fracture resistance, and creep recovery of polyimide ("PI") films. Preferably, the loadings of MWCNTs can be in the range of 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt %. The strength of the new PI films dried at 60.degree. C. increased by 55% and 72% for 0.1 wt % MWCNT and 0.5 wt % MWCNT loadings, respectively, while the fracture resistance increased by 23% for the 0.1 wt % MWCNTs and then decreases at a loading of 0.5 wt % MWCNTs. The films can be advantageously be created by managing a corresponding shift in the annealing temperature at which the maximum strength occurs as the MWCNT loadings increase.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1179801
Patent Number(s):
9,034,426
Application Number:
13/678,914
Assignee:
Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG52-05NA27039
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Aglan, Heshmat. Nanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Aglan, Heshmat. Nanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films. United States.
Aglan, Heshmat. Tue . "Nanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1179801.
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abstractNote = {Structured films containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes ("MWCNTs") have enhanced mechanical performance in terms of strength, fracture resistance, and creep recovery of polyimide ("PI") films. Preferably, the loadings of MWCNTs can be in the range of 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt %. The strength of the new PI films dried at 60.degree. C. increased by 55% and 72% for 0.1 wt % MWCNT and 0.5 wt % MWCNT loadings, respectively, while the fracture resistance increased by 23% for the 0.1 wt % MWCNTs and then decreases at a loading of 0.5 wt % MWCNTs. The films can be advantageously be created by managing a corresponding shift in the annealing temperature at which the maximum strength occurs as the MWCNT loadings increase.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
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