Thermosetting epoxy resin/thermoplastic system with combined shape memory and self-healing properties

Yao, Yongtao, Wang, Jingjie, Lu, Haibao, Xu, Ben, Fu, Yong Qing, Liu, Yanju and Leng, Jinsong (2015) Thermosetting epoxy resin/thermoplastic system with combined shape memory and self-healing properties. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (1). 015021. ISSN 0964-1726

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/25/1/015021

Abstract

A novel and facile strategy was proposed to construct a thermosetting/thermoplastic system with both shape memory and self-healing properties based on commercial epoxy resin and poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-PCL. Thermoplastic material is capable of re-structuring and changing the stiffness/modulus when the temperature is above melting temperature. PCL microfiber was used as a plasticizer in epoxy resin–based blends, and served as a 'hard segment' to fix a temporary shape of the composites during shape memory cycles. In this study, the electrospun PCL membrane with a porous network structure enabled a homogenous PCL fibrous distribution and optimized interaction between fiber and epoxy resin. The self-healing capability is achieved by phase transition during curing of the composites. The mechanism of the shape memory effect of the thermosetting (rubber)/thermoplastic composite is attributed to the structural design of the thermoplastic network inside the thermosetting resin/rubber matrix.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 11:03
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 11:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25287

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