Microwave Heating of Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons in Thermoset Polymers for Wellbore Reinforcement

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Author(s)

  • Nam Dong Kim
  • Andrew Metzger
  • Vahid Hejazi
  • Yilun Li
  • Anton Kovalchuk
  • Seoung-Ki Lee
  • Jason A. Mann
  • Carter Kittrell
  • Rouzbeh Shahsavari
  • James M. Tour

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12985-12991
Journal / PublicationACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume8
Issue number20
Online published3 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Here, we introduce a systematic strategy to prepare composite materials for wellbore reinforcement using graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) in a thermoset polymer irradiated by microwaves. We show that microwave absorption by GNRs functionalized with poly(propylene oxide) (PPO-GNRs) cured the composite by reaching 200 °C under 30 W of microwave power. Nanoscale PPO-GNRs diffuse deep inside porous sandstone and dramatically enhance the mechanics of the entire structure via effective reinforcement. The bulk and the local mechanical properties measured by compression and nanoindentation mechanical tests, respectively, reveal that microwave heating of PPO-GNRs and direct polymeric curing are major reasons for this significant reinforcement effect.

Research Area(s)

  • graphene nanoribbon, mechanical reinforcement, microwave, microwave induced heating, polymer composite

Citation Format(s)

Microwave Heating of Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons in Thermoset Polymers for Wellbore Reinforcement. / Kim, Nam Dong; Metzger, Andrew; Hejazi, Vahid; Li, Yilun; Kovalchuk, Anton; Lee, Seoung-Ki; Ye, Ruquan; Mann, Jason A.; Kittrell, Carter; Shahsavari, Rouzbeh; Tour, James M.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 8, No. 20, 25.05.2016, p. 12985-12991.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review