Thermal characterization of nano ZnO incorporated natural rubber latex

Rajesh Kumar B., Shemeena Basheer N., A. Santhi, Achamma Kurian, Sajan D. George

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


A laser induced photoacoustic technique has been employed to measure the thermal effusivity value of natural rubber latex in the liquid as well as in the solid state. The nano Zinc Oxide particles synthesized via precipitation technique is incorporated to the natural rubber latex. The influence of molar fractions of nanoparticles on the thermal effusivity value of host polymer is investigated. Detailed analysis of the results shows that the rubber latex in the solid state exhibits lower value for the thermal effusivity value in comparison to the liquid state. The molar fraction of the nanoparticle is found to influence the effective thermal effusivity value in a substantial manner. Results are explained in terms of nanoparticle and phonon assisted thermal energy transport in these samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanophotonic Materials VII
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2010
EventNanophotonic Materials VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 01-08-201004-08-2010


ConferenceNanophotonic Materials VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Thermal characterization of nano ZnO incorporated natural rubber latex'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this