13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Title: Fabrication and Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials Filled Multi-Functional Nanocomposites
Biography: Soon Hyung Hong
Carbon nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene, are promising fillers for nanocomposite materials due to their excellent mechanical and functional properties. Previous researches on carbon nanomaterials filled nanocomposites have shown limited enhancement of properties due to strong agglomeration of the carbon nanomaterials and poor interfacial bonding between the carbon nanomaterials and matrices. In this presentation, a novel fabrication process, named as molecular-level mixing process, is introduced to fabricate carbon nanomaterials filled nanocomposites in order to maximize the effect of filler addition in various matrices. The molecular level mixing process has been proved to realize homogeneous dispersion of nanomaterials with strong interfacial bonding with matrices. Various types of carbon nanomaterials filled nanocomposites with remarkably enhanced mechanical, electrical and electro-chemical properties show a wide scope of possible applications such as strong and tough structural materials, EMI shielding materials, flexible and stretchable conductors, electrodes for energy storage devices and organic photovoltaic cells etc.