Materials Matrix

Three Pathways, Multiple Polymers

Pathway 1

Method of Introduction:
Monomer stage (prior to polymerization)
Examples of Polymers that can be Accessed:
Epoxies
Polyurethanes
Cyanoacrylates
Other Acrylates
Polyamides
PET and other polyesters

Pathway 2

Method of Introduction:
Polymer stage by co-dissolving with graphene solution and removing solvent
Examples of Polymers that can be Accessed:
Polycarbonate
Polystyrene
Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)
Poly(vinyl alcohol)
Polypropylene
Polyethylene
Poly(vinyl chloride)

Pathway 3

Method of Introduction:
Polymer stage by melt blending with graphene/polymer master batch
Examples of Polymers that can be Accessed:
Polyamides
Polycarbonate
Polypropylene
Polyethylene

Attributes Affected

Modulus, Conductivity (thermal and electrical), barrier properties, flame retardancy, others