|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||2D Materials – Preparation, Properties & Applications
||Effect of Pore Alignment in the Mechanical Properties of 2D Material 3D Foam – Polymer Composites
||Kazue Orikasa, Arvind Agarwal
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Three dimensional (3D) free standing foam structures of two dimensional (2D) materials have proven to be excellent reinforcements for polymer nanocomposites due to their excellent thermal conductivity and electrical insulating properties. However, the mechanical properties of these free standing 3D architectures of 2D materials, such as Boron Nitride Nanoplatelet (BNNP) foam, are strongly dependent on their pore alignment. To further understand the effect of pore alignment in the mechanical properties of these composites, BNNP free standing foam and Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composites were fabricated. Free standing foams with varying foam pore alignment were fabricated and mechanically characterized. The composites with high pore alignment exhibited 1.6 and 1.7 times failure strain and tensile strength values respectively than those with poor pore alignment. The improvement in the mechanical properties of the polymer nanocomposites due to increased foam structure pore alignment will be discussed in detail as well as potential applications of these composites.
||Composites, Polymers, Ceramics