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Clay-reinforced epoxy nanocomposites

journal contribution
posted on 01.09.2003, 00:00 authored by D Ratna, N R Manoj, Russell VarleyRussell Varley, R K Singh Raman, G P Simon
Epoxy/clay nanocomposites were prepared using a conventional diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) epoxy, cured with diethyltoluene diamine (DETDA). The nanocomposites were characterized by dynamic mechanical analysis. A modest increase in glass transition temperature and significant increase in storage modulus were achieved as a result of incorporation of clay. The formation of nanocomposite was confirmed by wide-angle X-ray analysis. The higher impact strength of the nanocomposite compared the DGEBA matrix was explained in terms of with the morphology observed by SEM.

History

Journal

Polymer international

Volume

52

Issue

9

Pagination

1403 - 1407

Publisher

Wiley

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0959-8103

eISSN

1097-0126

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, Society of Chemical Industry