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  • 1 Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI), Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32310-6046, USA
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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) membranes (buckypaper) were incorporated onto the surface of epoxy and bismaleimide (BMI) carbon fiber composites. Their flammability behaviors were investigated by a cone calorimeter. The composites with buckypaper reduced the heat release rate (HRR) by more than 60% peak and smoke generation by 50% during combustion. The effects of different buckypaper on the flame retardancy of epoxy and BMI were compared and discussed. Our research team found that buckypapers acted as an effective flame-retardant shield to dramatically reduce the fire hazards of composites if they survived during fire combustion. Thermogravimetric analyses was used to compare the thermo-oxidation stability of the resins and buckypapers to explain the different effects of SWCNT and MWCNT buckypaper on flammability of epoxy and BMI carbon fiber composites.

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  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
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24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)