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.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||Composites Science and Technology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes