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Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
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IJCEA 2015 Vol.6(1): 1-5 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2015.V6.440

Raman Spectra and Mechanical Properties of Graphene/Polypropylene Nanocomposites

Siti R. Ahmad, Robert J. Young, and Ian A. Kinloch
Abstract—Graphene/Polypropylene nanocomposites were prepared at different filler loading and different average surface diameter 5, 15 and 25μm of graphene nanoplatelets by using Haake Minilab mixer at 180oC and rotor speed 50rpm. Besides, Haake MiniJet is used to obtain dumbbell shape specimen. The effect of filler loading and average surface area of filler in PP/GnP composites on Raman spectrum and tensile properties were studied. Raman spectrum of graphene particles indicate three major spectrums such as D, G and 2D band. In addition, PP/GnP composites shows the Raman band shift quite strong by increasing GnP loading. In general, increased of graphene nanoplatelets loading have increased the value of modulus of elasticity, whereas tensile strength, elongation at break of composites reduced.

Index Terms—Graphene, polypropylene, Raman spectroscopy.

S. R. Ahmad is with the School of Materials, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK (e-mail: sitirohana.ahmad @postgrad.manchester.ac.uk), on leave from the Mechanical Section, Universiti of Kuala Lumpur-Malaysian Spanish Institute, Kulim, Kedah, 09000, Malaysia (e-mail: sitirohana@msi.unikl.edu.my)
R. J. Young and I. Kinloch are with the School of Materials, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK (e-mail: robert.young @manchester.ac.uk, Ian.Kinloch@manchester.ac.uk).

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Cite: Siti R. Ahmad, Robert J. Young, and Ian A. Kinloch, "Raman Spectra and Mechanical Properties of Graphene/Polypropylene Nanocomposites," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2015.

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