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Zuzana Kučerová, Lenka Zajíčková, Vilma Buršíková, Vít Kudrle, Marek Eliáš, Ondřej Jašek, Petr Synek, Jiřina Matějková, Jiří Buršík

Mechanical and Microwave Absorbing Properties of Carbon-Filled Polyurethane

Micron 40 (2009) 70–73

Polyurethane (PU) matrix composites were prepared with various carbon fillers at different filler contents in order to investigate their structure, mechanical and microwave absorbing properties. As fillers, flat carbon microparticles, carbon microfibers and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) were used. The microstructure of the composite was examined by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Mechanical properties, namely universal hardness, plastic hardness, elastic modulus and creep were assessed by means of depth sensing indentation test. Mechanical properties of PU composite filled with different fillers were investigated and the composite always exhibited higher hardness, elastic modulus and creep resistance than un-filled PU. Influence of filler shape, content and dispersion was also investigated.

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