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Epoxy/graphene nanocomposites – processing and properties: a review

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Abstract

Graphene has recently attracted significant academic and industrial interest because of its excellent performance in mechanical, electrical and thermal applications. Graphene can significantly improve physical properties of epoxy at extremely small loading when incorporated appropriately. Herein, the structure, preparation and properties of epoxy/graphene nanocomposites are reviewed in general, along with detailed examples drawn from the key scientific literature. The modification of graphene and the utilization of these materials in the fabrication of nanocomposites with different processing methods have been explored. This review has been focused on the processing methods and mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fire retardant properties of the nanocomposites. The synergic effects of graphene and other fillers in epoxy matrix have been summarised as well.

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The article was received on 15 Jul 2015, accepted on 24 Aug 2015 and first published on 24 Aug 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA13897C
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RSC Adv., 2015,5, 73510-73524
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    Epoxy/graphene nanocomposites – processing and properties: a review

    J. Wei, T. Vo and F. Inam, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 73510
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA13897C

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