Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Evaluation of the Mechanism of the Gold Cluster Growth during Heating of the Composite Gold-Polytetrafluoroethylene Thin Film
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Improved Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymers at High Concentrations
Nanomaterials 2012, 2(4), 348-365; doi:10.3390/nano2040348
Article

Characterization of Hybrid Epoxy Nanocomposites

,
* ,
 and
Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, 52562, Israel
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 September 2012 / Revised: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 26 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Nanomaterials)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [3508 KB, 20 November 2012; original version 26 October 2012]   |   Browse Figures

Abstract

This study focused on the effect of Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) content and its surface treatment on thermo-mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposites. MWCNTs were surface treated and incorporated into two epoxy systems. MWCNT's surface treatments were based on: (a) Titania coating obtained by sol-gel process and (b) a nonionic surfactant. Thermo-mechanical properties improvement was obtained following incorporation of treated MWCNT. It was noticed that small amounts of titania coated MWCNT (0.05 wt %) led to an increase in the glass transition temperature and stiffness. The best performance was achieved adding 0.3 wt % titania coated MWCNT where an increase of 10 °C in the glass transition temperature and 30% in storage modulus were obtained.
Keywords: nanocomposites; carbon nanotubes; epoxy; sol-gel nanocomposites; carbon nanotubes; epoxy; sol-gel
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote
MDPI and ACS Style

Simcha, S.; Dotan, A.; Kenig, S.; Dodiuk, H. Characterization of Hybrid Epoxy Nanocomposites. Nanomaterials 2012, 2, 348-365.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here

Comments

Cited By

[Return to top]
Nanomaterials EISSN 2079-4991 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert