Shortening curing durations for carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy

Luhyna, Nataliia, Inam, Fawad and Winnington, Ian (2013) Shortening curing durations for carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy. Research Notes, 41 (1). pp. 17-22.

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Abstract

In this paper epoxy composites with different content of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were cured under microwave radiation. It was proved that CNT addition can further speed-up the microwave curing of epoxy composites and reduce curing durations. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used to determine the degree of cure epoxy resin and CNT filled composite samples. As compared to monolithic cured epoxy, 20.5 % of temperature reduction and 12.5 % of energy reduction were observed for 0.2 wt.% CNTs epoxy nanocomposite.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Fawad Inam
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 13:47
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 20:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13910

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