Influence of flame on graphene based flexible nanocomposite

Sukanta Nandi, Jyotsna Ramachandran, Rituparna Ghosh, Abha Misra

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The study aims to develop a novel composite, with a combined contribution of reduced graphene oxide, poly(dimethyl-siloxane), and sodium bentonite (organoclay), for flame protection. Thermogravimetric analysis revealed an outstanding thermal stability of the composite as compared to its constituents. The superior composite is demonstrated to efficiently protect a polymer layer that burns instantly upon exposure to flame. The char residue of the composite indicated the formation of a spherical structure that acted as barrier layer to the underlying material to avoid any structural damage caused due to the exposure of the flame.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015601
JournalMaterials Research Express
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Composite
  • Flame
  • Poly(dimethyl-siloxane)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Reduced graphene oxide
  • Sodium bentonite


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