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Investigation of the interfacial interactions in epoxy nano-composites filled with functionalized graphene based fillers

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dc.contributor.author Chakraborty, Souvik
dc.contributor.author Barbezat, Michel
dc.contributor.author Cuervo Reyes, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Chakraborty, Amit Kumar
dc.contributor.author Terrasi, Giovanni P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-10T11:25:34Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7460
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 14/07/2019
dc.description.abstract This work discusses the investigation of filler-matrix interfacial interactions in epoxy matrices filled with different loadings of graphene based fillers – graphene oxide (GO) and n-butylamine functionalized graphene oxide (GO-ButA). To probe whether the matrix cure reactivity has any influence on these interactions, two different curing agents have been used – a polyetheramine based and an aliphatic amine based to process the nano-composites. Interfacial interactions have been extensively investigated using rheology, DMA and fractographic analysis. As a complementary technique for a better understanding of these interactions, the use of dielectric spectroscopy has been explored. Rheology and dielectric spectroscopy confirm the fillers’ participation in the cure reaction. DMA and fractography show strong interfacial interaction signatures in the slow curing polyetheramine epoxies. The fast curing aliphatic amine epoxies are found to be less amenable in promoting these interactions. However, the filler dispersion quality is observed to be fairly impervious to the curing agent used. Besides surface functionalities of the fillers, the interfacial interactions are seen to be influenced by factors like cure reactivity of epoxy matrices too. Interestingly the thermal stability of the nano-composites is found to be influenced cumulatively by the interfacial interactions and the thermal stability of the fillers. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Frances en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Composite Interfaces;26 (2), pp. 157-182
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/09276440.2018.1488488
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Composite Interfaces 2019 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09276440.2018.1488488 en_US
dc.subject epoxy nano-composites en_US
dc.subject interfacial interaction en_US
dc.subject rheology en_US
dc.subject dielectric spectroscopy en_US
dc.subject thermograviemtric analysis en_US
dc.title Investigation of the interfacial interactions in epoxy nano-composites filled with functionalized graphene based fillers en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09276440.2018.1488488
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2019-07-04
dc.embargo.terms 2019-07-04 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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