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Effect of VA and MWNT contents on the rheological and physical properties of EVA

Title
Effect of VA and MWNT contents on the rheological and physical properties of EVA
Author
김병철
Keywords
EVA; MWNTs; rheology; thermal properties; tensile properties
Issue Date
2016-02
Publisher
KOREAN SOC RHEOLOGY
Citation
KOREA-AUSTRALIA RHEOLOGY JOURNAL, v. 28, NO 1, Page. 41-49
Abstract
Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers with two different VA contents (15 and 33 wt.%, denoted by EVA15 and EVA33, respectively) were melt compounded with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and the effect of VA and nanotube contents on the rheological, thermal and morphological properties was investigated. The addition of nanotubes into both EVAs increased the onset temperature of crystallization and broadened the peak, but further addition from 3 wt.% slightly decreased the temperature with increasing nanotube contents. In the wide angle X-ray diffraction patterns the peak of EVA15 was little affected by the presence of nanotubes but that of EVA33 slightly shifted to higher degree and became sharper with increasing nanotube contents. Dynamic viscosity (IT) increased with nanotube contents giving abrupt increase at 2 wt.% nanotubes. Loss tangent decreased with increasing nanotube contents exhibiting the plateau-like behavior over most of the frequency range from 2 wt.% nanotubes. In the Casson plot, yield stress increased with nanotube content and its increasing extent was more notable for more VA content. In the Cole-Cole plot, the presence of nanotubes from 2 wt.% gave rise to the deviation from the single master curve by decreasing the slope. The deviated extent of EVA33 became more remarkable with increasing nanotube contents than that of EVA15. The stress-strain curve showed that more improved tensile modulus and yield stress were achieved by the introduction of MWNTs for EVA 33 than for EVA15. Tensile strength of EVA33 increased with increasing nanotube contents, while that of EVA15 decreased.
URI
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13367-016-0004-9http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/31782
ISSN
1226-119X; 2093-7660
DOI
10.1007/s13367-016-0004-9
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