[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100927]
Researchers Prof Shizhang Qiao; Dr Tianyi Ma; Prof Zhengtao Su; Dr Peng Wang
Brief description This project aims to use the surface-functionalized nanostructured carbons as fillers to reinforce natural rubber. These fillers should significantly enhance the cross-linking between carbon and rubber matrix, leading to high-performance composite products with long lifetime, high thermal conductivity, high oil resistance and outstanding dynamic behaviours. This project is expected to make Australia capable of fabricating superior rubber-based materials and devices that are comfortable, quiet and energy efficient, for use in aircrafts, automobiles and vessels. It should also reduce the use of non-degradable rubber materials, promoting Australia’s economic development and environment protection.
Funding Amount $400,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects