Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province of China (NSF) [10JJ5057]
A series of polyimide composites with various mass fractions of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were prepared by in situ polymerization. To increase the chemical compatibility of carbon nanotubes with the polyimide matrix, MWNTs were treated with an acid mixture and sulfoxide chloride in turn. The modified MWNTs are dispersed homogeneously in the matrix while the structure of the PI and MWNTs are stable in the preparation process. The composite films hold preferable thermal stability the same as the pure PI. The composite films exhibited good thermomechanical properties. The storage modu...