Mechanochemical exfoliation of graphite and its polyvinyl alcohol nanocomposites with enhanced barrier properties

C. Borriello, A. De Maria, N. Jovic, A. Montone, M. Schwarz, M. Vittori Antisari

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Polyvinylalcohol/graphite nanocomposites with graphite nanosheets have been prepared by a mechanical method based on grinding of graphite powder, under low energy pure shearing milling, using water or KOH as lubricant. The use of different lubricant concurs to obtain graphite sheets that differently disperse in hydrophilic polymeric matrix. An improvement of water vapor permeability (up to 12%), compared with homopolymer, has been observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053 - 1057
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials and Manufacturing Processes
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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