Effect of boron carbide content on properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composite as thermal neutron shielding

Nurazila Mat Zali, Hafizal Yazid, Megat Harun Al Rashid Megat Ahmad, Irman Abdul Rahman, Yusof Abdullah

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Abstract

In this work, thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR) composites were produced through melt blending method. Boron carbide (B4C) as filler was added into the polymer blend (TPNR) with different weight percent from 0 % to 30 % and the effect of different B4C contents on mechanical and thermal neutron attenuation properties of TPNR composites has been studied. The phase formation in composites was analyzed using XRD technique. From the results, it showed that the incorporation of B4C fillers into TPNR matrix has enhanced the macroscopic cross section of the composites, however it lessens the tensile strength. Macroscopic cross section of the composites were increased from 3.34 cm-1 to 14.8 cm-1, while the tensile strength of the composites decreased from 3.79 MPa to 1.06 MPa with increasing B4C from 0 wt% to 30 wt%. B4C diffraction peaks were also increased in intensity with increasing B4C content.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Material Research Using X-Rays and Related Techniques II
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages179-183
Number of pages5
Volume888 MSF
ISBN (Print)9783035710298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry, ICXRI 2016 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume888 MSF
ISSN (Print)02555476

Other

OtherInternational Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry, ICXRI 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period17/8/1618/8/16

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Boron carbide
boron carbides
Rubber
thermal neutrons
rubber
Shielding
Thermoplastics
shielding
Neutrons
composite materials
Composite materials
fillers
tensile strength
Fillers
Tensile strength
polymer blends
cross sections
Polymer blends
Hot Temperature
Diffraction

Keywords

  • Attenuation
  • Boron carbide (BC)
  • Macroscopic cross section
  • Tensile strength
  • Thermal neutron shielding
  • TPNR composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Mat Zali, N., Yazid, H., Megat Ahmad, M. H. A. R., Abdul Rahman, I., & Abdullah, Y. (2017). Effect of boron carbide content on properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composite as thermal neutron shielding. In Current Material Research Using X-Rays and Related Techniques II (Vol. 888 MSF, pp. 179-183). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 888 MSF). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.888.179

Effect of boron carbide content on properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composite as thermal neutron shielding. / Mat Zali, Nurazila; Yazid, Hafizal; Megat Ahmad, Megat Harun Al Rashid; Abdul Rahman, Irman; Abdullah, Yusof.

Current Material Research Using X-Rays and Related Techniques II. Vol. 888 MSF Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2017. p. 179-183 (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 888 MSF).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mat Zali, N, Yazid, H, Megat Ahmad, MHAR, Abdul Rahman, I & Abdullah, Y 2017, Effect of boron carbide content on properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composite as thermal neutron shielding. in Current Material Research Using X-Rays and Related Techniques II. vol. 888 MSF, Materials Science Forum, vol. 888 MSF, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 179-183, International Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry, ICXRI 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 17/8/16. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.888.179
Mat Zali N, Yazid H, Megat Ahmad MHAR, Abdul Rahman I, Abdullah Y. Effect of boron carbide content on properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composite as thermal neutron shielding. In Current Material Research Using X-Rays and Related Techniques II. Vol. 888 MSF. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. 2017. p. 179-183. (Materials Science Forum). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.888.179
Mat Zali, Nurazila ; Yazid, Hafizal ; Megat Ahmad, Megat Harun Al Rashid ; Abdul Rahman, Irman ; Abdullah, Yusof. / Effect of boron carbide content on properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composite as thermal neutron shielding. Current Material Research Using X-Rays and Related Techniques II. Vol. 888 MSF Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2017. pp. 179-183 (Materials Science Forum).
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