Interfacial bonding characteristic of nanoclay/polymer composites

Chan, Mo-lin and Lau, Kin-tak and Wong, T. T. and Cardona, Francisco (2011) Interfacial bonding characteristic of nanoclay/polymer composites. Applied Surface Science, 258 (2). pp. 860-864. ISSN 0169-4332

Abstract

Using a small amount of nanoclay (montmorillonite (MMT)) can significantly enhance the thermal and mechanical properties of polymer-based composites. Therefore, an in depth understanding of the bonding characteristic between the nanoclay and its surrounding matrix is essential. In this study, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were conducted to analyze the chemical composition between epoxy matrix and nanocomposite. These experiments revealed that a chemical bonding at an interface between the matrix and nanoclay of the composites did exist. Thus, such bonding can enhance the mechanical and thermal properties of resultant polymer composites as reported in many literatures.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Dr Francisco Cardona
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 03:31
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR); X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 03 Chemical Sciences > 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural) > 030606 Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0101 Pure Mathematics > 010106 Lie Groups, Harmonic and Fourier Analysis
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8610 Ceramics, Glass and Industrial Mineral Products > 861003 Clay Products
B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8610 Ceramics, Glass and Industrial Mineral Products > 861099 Ceramics, Glass and Industrial Mineral Products not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.09.016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19802

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