In this study, a novel thermally actuated triple-shape memory polymer (triple-SMP) based on poly(L-lactide) (PLA)/poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/graphene nanoplatelets (GNps) nanocomposite was prepared by facile solution mixing method and the design of which was based on two well-separated melting temperatures. In order to improve the dispersion of GNps in the matrix, functionalization reactions were carried out on the GNPs surface. Functionalization was confirmed by various techniques including FTIR, Raman and TGA analysis. TEM micrographs revealed an exfoliated morphology for the functionalized GNps (FGNps) and a homogenous dispersion in the matrix. The crystallinity behaviour of nanocomposites was investigated by DSC and variable temperature XRD (VT-XRD) analysis and an increase in crystallinity was observed. Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) showed that the presence of FGNps improves the fixity and recovery ratios because of increase in crystallinity and thermal conductivity. The best shape memory behavior was obtained for PLA50/PCL50/FGNp 1.5 nanocomposite.

Nanocomposites based on poly(L-lactide)/poly(epsilon-caprolactone) blends with triple-shape memory behavior: Effect of the incorporation of graphene nanoplatelets (GNps) / Khademeh Molavi, Fatemeh; Ghasemi, Ismaeil; Messori, Massimo; Esfandeh, Masoud. - In: COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0266-3538. - 151:(2017), pp. 219-227. [10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.08.021]

Nanocomposites based on poly(L-lactide)/poly(epsilon-caprolactone) blends with triple-shape memory behavior: Effect of the incorporation of graphene nanoplatelets (GNps)

Messori, Massimo;
2017

Abstract

In this study, a novel thermally actuated triple-shape memory polymer (triple-SMP) based on poly(L-lactide) (PLA)/poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/graphene nanoplatelets (GNps) nanocomposite was prepared by facile solution mixing method and the design of which was based on two well-separated melting temperatures. In order to improve the dispersion of GNps in the matrix, functionalization reactions were carried out on the GNPs surface. Functionalization was confirmed by various techniques including FTIR, Raman and TGA analysis. TEM micrographs revealed an exfoliated morphology for the functionalized GNps (FGNps) and a homogenous dispersion in the matrix. The crystallinity behaviour of nanocomposites was investigated by DSC and variable temperature XRD (VT-XRD) analysis and an increase in crystallinity was observed. Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) showed that the presence of FGNps improves the fixity and recovery ratios because of increase in crystallinity and thermal conductivity. The best shape memory behavior was obtained for PLA50/PCL50/FGNp 1.5 nanocomposite.
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