Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NANO2DAY (MULTIFUNCTIONAL POLYMER COMPOSITES DOPED WITH NOVEL 2D NANOPARTICLES FOR ADVANCED APPLICATIONS)
Reporting period: 2018-05-01 to 2020-04-30
The specific aim of the project is to check prospective of novel 2D MXene nanoparticles to provide enhanced dual functionality polymer composites for structural applications combining their specifically engineered electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties.
The concept accounts for finding and extending potential for application of novel composites and validation of their effectiveness compared to well-known graphene- and CNT-filled polymers.
The materials under investigation: polymers (both thermoplastic and thermosetting, e.g. epoxy, PE) filled with 2D nanofillers (MXenes – e.g. titanium carbides, graphene). Samples range from thin films and coatings up to structural FRP composites (laminates with nano-doped polymer matrix and nanoreinforced interlayers).
1) Development of technology methods for manufacturing of novel fillers and polymer composites and nanomodified matrix/layers;
2) Experimental characterization of morphology, electrical, thermo-physical, and mechanical properties of novel nanomodified polymer matrixes and fiber reinforced composites;
3) Development of modelling tools for analysis and prediction of operational properties of novel multifunctional composites;
4) Implementation of novel materials and technologies into practical applications (development of materials prototypes).