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Title: Chemically modified carbon nanotube and polymer composites for improved mechanical and acoustic performance
Author: Wang, Zhaowei
ISNI:       0000 0004 2679 622X
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2010
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This study has been undertaken in order to develop a new nanocomposite acoustic material via incorporation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) into the conventional damping material–polyvinyl acetate (PVAc). Usually MWCNTs are added into polymers to strengthen its stiffness only. Here, properties of stiffness and damping are both required for the cone/diaphragm to improve sound features of the speakers. The work provides perspectives on MWCNT covalent modification and the effect of MWCNT surface chemistry on the acoustic performance of the nanotube composites.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: B000 Health Professions