In this paper, we study the correlation between the dielectric behavior of polypropylene/multi-walled carbon nanotube (PP/MWCNT) nanocomposites and the morphology with regard to the crystalline structure, nanofiller dispersion and injection molding conditions. As a result, in the range of the percolation threshold the dielectric behavior shifts to a more frequency-independent behavior, as the mold temperature increases. Moreover, the position further from the gate appears as the most conductive. This effect has been associated to a modification of the morphology of the MWCNT clusters induced by both the flow of the molten polymer during the processing phase and the variation of the crystalline structure, which is increasingly constituted by γ-phase as the mold temperature increases. The obtained results allow one to understand the effect of tuning the processing condition in the frequency-dependent electrical behavior of PP/MWCNT injection-molded nanocomposites, which can be successfully exploited for an advanced process/product design.
Dielectric spectroscopy of PP/MWCNT nanocomposites: Relationship with crystalline structure and injection molding condition / Monti, M.; Zaccone, M.; Frache, A.; Torre, L.; Armentano, I.. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:2(2021), pp. 1-14.
|Titolo:||Dielectric spectroscopy of PP/MWCNT nanocomposites: Relationship with crystalline structure and injection molding condition|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano11020550|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|