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Unformatted text preview: kinetics of a fluoroelastomer. It could effectively reduce the energy requirement for the curing process of the fluoroelastomer (Kader and Nah 2004) and increase the thermal degradation temperature of the fluoroelastomer in both nitrogen and oxygen atmospheres (Kader, et al. 2006). Likozar et al. (2007) simulated dynamic mechanical properties of a vulcanized fluoroelastomer and showed the viscoelastic behaviors of the fluoroelastomer at different temperatures. Compared to other polymer nanocomposites, fluoropolymer nanocomposites have received significantly less investigations. The influences of the nanofillers and their surface treatments on the vulcanization of fluoroelastomers and the mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of the vulcanized nanocomposites are still not clear. Fluoropolymer-graphene nanocomposites have not been reported elsewhere in the...
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