Rheology as a Tool for Evaluation of Hybrid Structure in thermo Plastic Polymer Nanocomposites with Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes
Experimental and theoretical rheology was used as a tool for characterization of hybrid structure of thermoplastic
polymer nanocomposites filled with graphene and carbon nanotubes. Different rheological approaches were applied to
evaluate the degree of nanofiller dispersion, the effect of nanofiller shape on viscosity, as well as the particle-particle and
polymer-particle interactions. Rheological percolation threshold was proposed as important characteristic related to the
reinforcement effects of nanofillers in polymer.
Keywords: Graphene, Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, Thermoplastic Polymers, Rheology, Percolation Threshold, Dispersity