Microcharacterization of creep behavior of carbon nanofiber reinforced HDPE nanocomposites using a depth sensing method

Songbo Xu, Tian Liu, Weston Wood, X. W. Tangpong, I. Akhatov, W. H. Zhong

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Abstract

Depth-sensing indentation at micro- and nano-scale levels is a useful tool for material characterization due to the simplicity of the experimental procedure. Most Polymer or polymeric composites usually exhibit a time-dependent behavior even at room temperature. This work reports an investigation on creep behavior of UHMWPE, HDPE and its nanocomposite (HDPE/CNF) with functionalized carbon nanofibers by the simple and non-destructive micro-indentation technique instead of traditional uniaxial tensile creep test. The comparison of creep compliance derived from the indentation deformation were made between the HDPE/CNF nanocomposites, neat HDPE and UHMWPE specimens. The influences of the addition of CNFs and the surface modification of CNFs on the creep behavior of HDPE nanocomposites were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Pages612-615
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotechnology 2013: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceNanotechnology 2013: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period12/05/1316/05/13

Keywords

  • Creep
  • Indentation. Carbon Nanofiber
  • Nanocomposites

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