Toughening mechanisms of silica nanoparticle-modified epoxy polymers

The present work investigates the ability of several different epoxies to be toughened with the addition with 20 nm silica nanoparticles (nanosilica). The formation of ‘hybrid’ epoxy polymers, containing both silica nanoparticles and carboxyl-terminated butadiene-acrylonitrile (CTBN) rubber micro-pa...

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Main Author: Masania, Kunal
Other Authors: Kinloch, Anthony ; Taylor, Ambrose
Published: Imperial College London 2010
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