Paper Title
Fabrication, Characterization And Study Of Thermal Properties Of Carbon Nanofibre Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites

This paper presents the experimental investigation of the effect of functionalization on thermal properties of epoxy/functionalized carbon nanofiber (f-CNF) composites. Epoxy/f-CNF nanocomposites with different proportions of f- CNF have been synthesized by a mixed acid chemical treatment. The nanocomposites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy to study their morphology and microsturcture. The possible chemical interaction between the epoxy matrix and epoxy/f-CNF nanocomposite was analysed by FTIR. Microscopic analysis has shown that the fibers were well dispersed in epoxy matrix (LY 556). Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) revealed substantial improvement in thermal stability of the nanocomposites with increasing filler loading. Keywords- Epoxy, Functionalization, CNF, FTIR