CuO nanoparticle filled vinyl-ester resin nanocomposites: Fabrication, characterization and property analysis

Roberto Scaffaro, Zhanhu Guo, Tony Pereira, Xiaofeng Liang, Thomas Hahn, Roberto Scaffaro

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Both unmodified cupric oxide (CuO) nanoparticles and those functionalized with a bi-functional coupling agent methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane(MPS) were used to fabricate vinyl-ester resin polymeric nanocomposites. The nanoparticle functionalization wasobserved to have a significant effect on the physical properties of the cupric oxide filled vinyl-ester resin nanocomposite. Thermal degradationstudy by thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) showed the increased thermo-stability in the functionalized-nanoparticle-filledvinyl-ester resin nanocomposites as compared with the unmodified-nanoparticle-filled counterparts. The more uniform particle dispersionand the chemical bond between nanoparticle and vinyl-ester resin were found to contribute to the increased thermal stability andenhanced tensile strength.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2036-2044
Numero di pagine9
RivistaComposites Science and Technology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering(all)

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