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Use of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) for Characterizing Interfacial Interactions in Filled Polymers

Jotun AS, Hystadveien 167, 3209 Sandefjord, Norway
Academic Editor: Joaquim Carneiro
Solids 2021, 2(1), 108-120; https://doi.org/10.3390/solids2010006
Received: 28 December 2020 / Revised: 14 February 2021 / Accepted: 23 February 2021 / Published: 1 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers of Solids 2021)
Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) provides reliable information about the viscoelastic behavior of neat and filled polymers. The properties of filled polymers are relevant to different industries as protective organic coatings, composites etc. Interfacial interactions in filled polymers play an important role in determining their bulk properties and performance during service life. In this brief review article, studies that used DMA to characterize the interfacial interactions in filled polymers have been reviewed. The available open literature provides a mixed opinion about the influence of interfacial interactions on the glass transition temperature of filled polymers. Nevertheless, it appears that in the case of strong interfacial interactions between the filler particles and the polymeric matrix, the peak value of tan δ is reduced in comparison to that of a filled polymer where these interactions are weak. View Full-Text
Keywords: DMA; glass transition temperature; organic coatings; interfacial interactions; interphase DMA; glass transition temperature; organic coatings; interfacial interactions; interphase
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Bashir, M.A. Use of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) for Characterizing Interfacial Interactions in Filled Polymers. Solids 2021, 2, 108-120. https://doi.org/10.3390/solids2010006

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Bashir MA. Use of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) for Characterizing Interfacial Interactions in Filled Polymers. Solids. 2021; 2(1):108-120. https://doi.org/10.3390/solids2010006

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Bashir, Muhammad A. 2021. "Use of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) for Characterizing Interfacial Interactions in Filled Polymers" Solids 2, no. 1: 108-120. https://doi.org/10.3390/solids2010006

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