Incorporation of Carbon Nanotubes Into Magnetorheological Elastomers Material

Year: 2015
Author: Siti Aishah Abdul Aziz1,a, Ubaidillah1, 2,b , Saiful Amri Mazlan1,c ,Nik I. Nik Ismail3,d, ,Muntaz Hana Ahmad Khairi1,e
Institution: 1)Vehicle System Engineering, Malaysia – Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 54000 2) Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Kentingan, Surakarta, 57126, Central Java, Surakarta 3) Advanced Processing & Product Technology Centre R&D Centre of Excellence (COE), Malaysian Rubber Board, Experimental Station, 47000 Sg. Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
Section: Materials and Topology Design
Page(s): 57-61


The magnetorheological elastomer (MREs) studied in this paper have been synthesized with incorporation of multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNTs) into Natural rubber (NR) as matrix and carbonyl iron (CI) particles as a filler. Several tests were conducted using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) and Universal Tensile test. The experimental results show with the addition of different types of MWCNT were able to improve the dispersion of CI particles and MWCNTs but still tends to agglomerate. The magnetic saturation is increased parallel with increasing of tensile strength in the range of 9% to 10%, respectively. Moreover, the broadview and potential applications of MREs are also dealt of.


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