Graphene impact of the LDPE characteristics

  • Maziyar SabetEmail author
  • Hassan Soleimani
  • Seyednooroldin Hosseini
Original Paper


Graphene addition to low-density polyethylene prolonged oxygen penetration in low-density polyethylene (LDPE), deferred embrittlement effect of polymeric compound, developed storage modulus, electrical conductivity and enhanced viscosity of LDPE nanocompounds. The presence of graphenes inhibited movement of polymer chains, which affected increasing toughness and capability of LDPE compounds. Continuity of carbon–carbon connection threshold of graphene compound took place with about 0.5 wt% graphene inclusion in LDPE structure. The impenetrability of oxygen over the surface of LDPE compounds achieved with 0.5 wt% graphene inclusion, which made severe perfections and decreased 37% fuel penetration if it is compared to pristine LDPE.


Low-density polyethylene Graphene impact Mechanical Electrical Complex viscosity and penetrability tests 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peroleum and Chemical Engineering ProgrammeUniversiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)Bandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Department of Fundamental and Applied SciencesUniversiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)IpohMalaysia
  3. 3.Head of EOR Center, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Omidiyeh BranchIslamic Azad UniversityOmidiyehIran

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