|United States Patent Application||20080090951|
|Mao; Dongsheng ; et al.||April 17, 2008|
Dispersion by Microfluidic Process
Improved mechanical properties of both clay and carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced polymer matrix nanocomposites are obtained by dispersing those nanoparticles using a microfluidic process. Well-dispersed particles are obtained that sufficiently improve mechanical properties of the nanocomposites, such as flexural strength and modulus.
|Inventors:|| Mao; Dongsheng; (Austin, TX) ;|
Fink; Richard Lee; (Austin, TX) ;
Yaniv; Zvi; (Austin, TX)
1. A method comprising: dispersing nanoparticles in a solution with a microfluidic machine; and mixing the solution of dispersed nanoparticles with an epoxy.
2. The method as recited in claim 1, wherein the solution comprises acetone.
3. The method as recited in claim 1, wherein the nanoparticles comprise carbon nanotubes.
4. The method as recited in claim 1, wherein the nanoparticles comprise clay nanoparticles.