Graphite/thermosetting composites were prepared via a melt blending and compression–curing process using epoxy and phenolic resins as polymer matrices. The flexural strength, flexural modulus and electrical conductivity of thecomposites were investigated. The composites containing 55wt% graphite showed the maximum flexural strength and modulus. Scanning electron microscopy results showed that the thermosetting resins and graphite were uniformly dispersed on the fractured surface of the composites. The electrical conductivity of the composites increased with an increase in the graphite content. The flexural and electrical properties of the composites improved significantly by the addition of a carbon fibre cloth (CFC) or a CFC and carbon nanotubes.
Volume 43, 2020
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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