Type

Journal Article

Authors

Peter May
Umar Khan
Khalid Nawaz
Jonathan Coleman
Harshit Porwal

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
polymer higher nanoscience materials stiffness composites tensile strength polyvinyl acetate financial support adhesives graphene

Improved adhesive strength and toughness of polyvinyl acetate glue on addition of small quantities of graphene (2013)

Abstract We acknowledge financial support from Science FoundationIreland through the Principle Investigator scheme (grantnumber 07/IN.7/I1772 We have prepared composites of polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) reinforced with solution exfoliated graphene. We observe a 50% increase in stiffness and a 100% increase in tensile strength on addition of 0.1vol% graphene compared to the pristine polymer. As PVAc is commonly used commercially as a glue, we have tested such composites as adhesives. The adhesive strength and toughness of the composites were up to 4 and 7 times higher, respectively, than the pristine polymer.
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Peter May, Umar Khan, Khalid Nawaz, Jonathan Coleman, Harshit Porwal

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