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Biochar as an Effective Filler of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Bio-Epoxy Composites

Institute of Materials Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3, 61-138 Poznań, Poland
Processes 2020, 8(6), 724; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8060724
Received: 23 May 2020 / Revised: 8 June 2020 / Accepted: 17 June 2020 / Published: 22 June 2020
The goal of this work was to investigate the effect of the biochar additive (2.5; 5; 10 wt.%) on the properties of carbon fiber-reinforced bio-epoxy composites. The morphology of the composites was monitored by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the thermomechanical properties by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA). Additionally, mechanical properties such as impact strength, flexural strength andtensile strength, as well as the thermal stability and degradation kinetics of these composites were evaluated. It was found that the introduction of biochar into the epoxy matrix improved the mechanical and thermal properties of carbon fiber-reinforced composites. View Full-Text
Keywords: composites; biochar; epoxy; carbon fiber composites; biochar; epoxy; carbon fiber
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Matykiewicz, D. Biochar as an Effective Filler of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Bio-Epoxy Composites. Processes 2020, 8, 724.

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