The fracture of thermosetting polymers containing silica nanoparticles

A. J. Kinloch, F. J. Guild, K. Masania, A. C. Taylor, S. Sprenger

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Abstract

The present paper concentrates on the effect of adding silica nanoparticles to epoxy polymers, which are the basis of modern structural adhesives. The formation of 'hybrid' epoxy polymers, containing both silica nanoparticles and carboxyl-terminated butadiene-acrylonitrile (CTBN) rubber microparticles, is also discussed. The structure/property relationships are considered, with an emphasis on the toughness and the toughening mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICF 2017 - 14th International Conference on Fracture
EditorsEmmanuel E. Gdoutos
PublisherInternational Conference on Fracture
Pages71-72
Number of pages2
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 201720 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period18/06/1720/06/17

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