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Title: Layer-structured poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide nanocomposites with improved thermal and mechanical properties
Authors: Yang, X
Shang, S 
Li, L
Keywords: mechanical properties
nanocomposites
thermal properties
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Journal of applied polymer science, 2011, v. 120, no. 3, p. 1355-1360 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied polymer science 
Abstract: Layer-structured poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide nanocomposites in the form of films are prepared by simple solution processing. The structure and properties of these nanocomposites are studied using X-ray diffractions, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis. The results indicate that graphene oxide is dispersed on a molecular scale and aligned in the poly(vinyl alcohol) matrix, and there exists strong interfacial interactions between both components, which are responsible for the significant improvement in the thermal and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7774
ISSN: 0021-8995
EISSN: 1097-4628
DOI: 10.1002/app.33279
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