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Functionalized graphene reinforced thermoplastic nanocomposites as strain sensors in structural health monitoring

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Abstract

Functionalized graphene–polyvinylidene fluoride (f-G–PVDF) nanocomposite films were synthesized using a simple solvent casting technique. The investigation demonstrates the real time strain response of f-G–PVDF nanocomposites on the macro-scale under tensile loads and the use of this nanocomposite as strain sensor. This is ascribed to the variation of electrical properties of graphenepolymer upon mechanical deformation at the nanoscale.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized graphene reinforced thermoplastic nanocomposites as strain sensors in structural health monitoring

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The article was received on 24 May 2011, accepted on 12 Jul 2011 and first published on 25 Jul 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12302E
J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 12626-12628

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    Functionalized graphene reinforced thermoplastic nanocomposites as strain sensors in structural health monitoring

    V. Eswaraiah, K. Balasubramaniam and S. Ramaprabhu, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 12626
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12302E

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