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Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites

Speaker: Christopher Macosko, University of Minnesota
Series: CBE Departmental Seminars
Location: Elgin Room (E-Quad A224)
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Graphene single layers can significantly increase the electrical conductivity, modulus and gas barrier properties of polymers. Even the fracture toughness of epoxies can be improves at low graphene levels. We will show how the properties of the graphene sheets, their dispersion and their adhesion to the polymer matrix all effect property improvements.