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Ultrahigh Performance of Nanoengineered Graphene-Based Natural Jute Fiber Composites

Sarker, Forkan; Potluri, Prasad; Afroj, Shaila; Koncherry, Vivek; Novoselov, Kostya S.; Karim, Nazmul

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Authors

Forkan Sarker

Prasad Potluri

Shaila Afroj

Vivek Koncherry

Kostya S. Novoselov

Nazmul Karim



Abstract

© 2019 American Chemical Society. Natural fibers composites are considered as a sustainable alternative to synthetic composites due to their environmental and economic benefits. However, they suffer from poor mechanical and interfacial properties due to a random fiber orientation and weak fiber-matrix interface. Here we report nanoengineered graphene-based natural jute fiber preforms with a new fiber architecture (NFA) which significantly improves their mechanical properties and performances. Our graphene-based NFA of jute fiber preform enhances the Young modulus of jute-epoxy composites by ∼324% and tensile strength by ∼110% more than untreated jute fiber composites, by arranging fibers in a parallel direction through individualization and nanosurface engineering with graphene derivatives. This could potentially lead to manufacturing of high-performance natural alternatives to synthetic composites in various stiffness-driven applications.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 12, 2019
Journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Print ISSN 1944-8244
Electronic ISSN 1944-8252
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 23
Pages 21166-21176
APA6 Citation Sarker, F., Potluri, P., Afroj, S., Koncherry, V., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (2019). Ultrahigh Performance of Nanoengineered Graphene-Based Natural Jute Fiber Composites. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(23), 21166-21176. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04696
DOI https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04696
Keywords graphene, graphene oxide, jute fibers, natural fiber composites, mechanical properties

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