chapter  29
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A Study on Carbon Nanotubes Structure in Polymer Nanocomposites

At present it is considered that carbon nanotubes (CNT) are one of the most perspective nanofillers for polymer nanocomposites [1]. The high anisotropy degree (their length to diameter large ratio) and low transverse stiffness are CNTs specific features. These factors define CNTs ring-like structures formation at manufacture and their introduction in polymer matrix. Such structures radius depends to a considerable extent on CNTs length and diameter. Thus, the strong dependence of nanofiller structure on its geometry is CNTs application specific feature. Therefore the present work purpose is to study the dependence of nanocomposites butadiene-styrene rubber/carbon nanorubes (BSR/CNT) properties on nanofiller structure, received by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method with two catalysts usage.