The effect of ormosil nano-particles on the toughness of a polyester resin
Jesson, DA, Smith, PA, Hay, JN and Watts, JF (2007) The effect of ormosil nano-particles on the toughness of a polyester resin JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 42 (9). 3230 - 3237. ISSN 0022-2461
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Organic-inorganic hybrid nano-particles have been synthesized via a modified Stöber method. Nano-particles have been prepared from silica precursors with different organic functionalities. Methyl, ethyl, vinyl and phenyl modified silicas have been synthesized with a view to using these particles as modifiers for polymers and polymer matrix composites. Nano-composites have been produced using polyester as a matrix. The effect of the nano-particles on the toughness of the polyester has been investigated and it is shown that the incorporation of nano-particles leads to an improvement in toughness. For the methyl, ethyl and vinyl ormosils (organically modified silicas) the improvement is minor. The phenyl ormosil gives a greater improvement. This is attributed to different toughening mechanisms.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Science & Technology, Technology, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary, Materials Science, INORGANIC HYBRID NANOPARTICLES, FILLED EPOXY-RESIN, SOL-GEL ROUTE, FRACTURE-TOUGHNESS, SILSESQUIOXANE PARTICLES, TOUGHENING MECHANISMS, CRACK-PROPAGATION, SPHERICAL SILICA, SIZE, POLYMERS|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Mr Adam Field|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2012 13:12|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2013 18:58|
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