Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Nanostructured Materials and Devices Chapter 5

Effect of particle size on the mechanical properties of polymer matrix nanocomposite

Authors: Y.X. Zhou, E.T White and S. Jeelani

Affilation: Tuskegee University, United States

Pages: 316 - 319

Keywords: nanoparticle, size, strength

Abstract:
In the present investigation, we have studied effect of inclusions size on mechanical properties of nanocomposite materials containing SC-15 epoxy resin and TiO2 particles. Micro sized particles have little effect on modulus and strength of epoxy at low loading. The modulus and strength increased as the size of particles decreased to nano scale. Results also show that 1.0wt% nanoparticles reinforced system exhibit the highest mechanical performance.

Effect of particle size on the mechanical properties of polymer matrix nanocomposite

ISBN: 1-4200-6182-8
Pages: 726
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