GRAPHENE-REINFORCED POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITE BY AN IN SITU EXFOLIATION METHOD
» Número: EP3603956A1 (A1)
» Fecha Publicación: 05/02/2020
» Solicitante: UNIV RUTGERS?[US]
» Inventor: NOSKER THOMAS?[US]; LYNCH JENNIFER?[US] (4)
A method for forming a graphene-reinforced polymer matrix composite is disclosed. The method includes distributing graphite microparticles into a molten thermoplastic polymer phase; and applying a succession of shear strain events to the molten polymer phase so that the molten polymer phase exfoliates the graphite successively with each event until at least 50% of the graphite is exfoliated to form a distribution in the molten polymer phase of single- and multilayer graphene nanoparticles less than 50 nanometers thick along the c-axis direction.