Nanodiamond and onion-like carbon polymer nanocomposites

O. Shenderova, T. Tyler, G. Cunningham, M. Ray, J. Walsh, M. Casulli, S. Hens, G. McGuire, V. Kuznetsov, S. Lipa

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The current work demonstrates that nanodiamond (ND) of detonation origin and onion-like carbon (OLC) are valuable additives in multifunctional polymer composites, particularly for polymers used in microelectronic applications. We demonstrate that addition of ND to a polyimide matrix increases the thermal degradation temperature of the composites up to 30 °C and also improves adhesion. The addition of 2 wt.% of ND increases thermal conductivity of PDMS up to 15%. Finally, we also demonstrate that the addition of OLC to polydimethylsiloxane and polyurethane matrices increases the loss tangent of the composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1217
Number of pages5
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number4-7 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 2007


  • Diamond crystal
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanotechnology


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