The influence of the processing temperature on gamma curing of epoxy resins for the production of advanced composites

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Gamma radiation curing of an epoxy monomer, in the presence of an iodonium salt, as initiator, is studied. Systems have beenpolymerized at the same irradiation dose and dose rate and at different processing temperatures. The experimental results show that allthe irradiated materials exhibit a latent reactivity, undergoing toward an increase of crosslinking density if they are thermally cured afterirradiation. The results indicate that the processing temperature affects both the crosslinking density after irradiation and the sensibilityto the post-irradiation thermal treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1350
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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