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Characterization and Dispersion Analysis of Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles in Polypropylene for Metal Matrix Composites

I. B. Sapaev, L.H. Jasim, Mahalakshmi and Venkata Subramani

Abstract

The possibility of using polypropylene (PP) to embed silicon carbide nanoparticles (SiCnp) into metal matrix composites (MMCs) was explored. The modified Hummers’ method was used to manufacture the SiCnp, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used for characterization. The nanocomposites of PP and SiCnp were created by means of the solution mixing method. Nanoindentation was used to map the elastic modulus and tension and nanoindentation to quantify and qualify the dispersion of SiCnp in PP. Excellent mechanical properties were produced by the results, which showed that the SiCnp were well dispersed in the PP matrix. The quantification study verified a good dispersion degree due to the meticulous management of the energy components and dispersion time. In addition, early research confirmed that PP was an efficient inclusion vehicle for metallic matrices containing nano reinforcements.

Published on: October 31, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s3-123
Citation: Sapaev IB, Jasim LH, Mahalakshmi, Subramani V. 2023. Characterization and Dispersion Analysis of Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles in Polypropylene for Metal Matrix Composites. NanoWorld J 9(S3): S685-S691.

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