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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2012

David Sellmyer Publications

Nanocomposites

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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy And Wide-Angle X-Ray Scattering: Investigations On Polypropylene–Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber Composites, Mircea Chipara, John Hamilton, Alin Cristian Chipara, Tom George, Dorina Magdalena Chipara, Elamin E. Ibrahim, Karen Lozano, David J. Sellmyer Jul 2012

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy And Wide-Angle X-Ray Scattering: Investigations On Polypropylene–Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber Composites, Mircea Chipara, John Hamilton, Alin Cristian Chipara, Tom George, Dorina Magdalena Chipara, Elamin E. Ibrahim, Karen Lozano, David J. Sellmyer

David Sellmyer Publications

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) investigations of isotactic polypropylene (iPP)–vapor-grown carbon nanofiber (VGCNF) composites containing various amounts of VGCNFs ranging between 0 and 20 wt %. are reported. The FTIR investigations were focused on the regularity bands of iPP. The FTIR data indicated a drop in the isotac­ticity index as the concentration of nanofibers was increased; this suggested a decrease in the crystallinity. WAXS measurements revealed a dominating α1 phase, with a small admixture of γ phase or mesophase. The loading of the polymeric matrix with car­bon nanofibers (CNFs) did not induce ...