Thermal stability and decomposition study of epoxy/clay nanocomposites

S. Dzuhri, Nor Yuliana Yuhana, M. Khairulazfar

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Abstract

This study utilized the incorporation of nanoparticle filler into an epoxy system to study the effect of different nanosized montmorillonite (MMT) fillers on the thermal stability and mechanical properties of epoxy. The sample was prepared using diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) with different surface treatments of montmorillonite filler by mechanical stirring. The results of thermal stability and mechanical properties of epoxy/clay system obtained from thermal gravimetric analyzer (TGA), universal testing machine (UTM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were discussed. With the same amount of filler introduced into the system, different thermal stability of epoxy composite can be observed. Bentonite, which contained other contaminant components, can downgrade the enhanced properties of the filler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-448
Number of pages8
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

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Fillers
Nanocomposites
Pyrolysis
Thermodynamic stability
Bentonite
Mechanical properties
System stability
Surface treatment
clay
Impurities
Nanoparticles
Scanning electron microscopy
Composite materials
Testing

Keywords

  • Cloisite
  • Epoxy
  • Montmorillonite
  • Nanocomposite
  • Thermal stability

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  • General

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Thermal stability and decomposition study of epoxy/clay nanocomposites. / Dzuhri, S.; Yuhana, Nor Yuliana; Khairulazfar, M.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 44, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. 441-448.

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Dzuhri, S. ; Yuhana, Nor Yuliana ; Khairulazfar, M. / Thermal stability and decomposition study of epoxy/clay nanocomposites. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 441-448.
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