Observation of carbon nanotube/elatomer composites by atomic force microscopy

Katsuyoshi Endoh, Ken Nakajima, Michio Ono, Toru Noguchi, Akira Magario, Shuichi Shimizu, Junichi Beppu, Masayuki Seki, Hitoshi Iwabuki, Kazuya Nagata, Hiroshi Jinnai, Toshio Nishi

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    Natural rubbers (NR) reinforced by multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) were investigated by atomic force microscope (AFM). It was found that increase ratio of storage modulus (E'c/E'm) of CNT/NR composite with CNT of 13 nm diameter was one order larger than that of high-reinforcement carbon black/NR composite. A slender shape of which width was about 100 nm was imaged by AFM, where the local storage/loss moduli were different from both NR matrix and CNTs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
    Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


    Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


    • Atomic force microscopy(AFM)
    • Carbon nanotube
    • Elastomer Composite
    • Interfacial phase

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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