Fabrication of Epoxy Composites with Large-Pore Sized Mesoporous Silica and Investigation of Their Thermal Expansion
We fabricate epoxy composites with low thermal expansion by using mesoporous silica particles with a large pore diameter (around 10 nm) as inorganic fillers. From a simple calculation, almost all the mesopores are estimated to be completely filled with the epoxy polymer. The coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CTE) values of the obtained epoxy composites proportionally decrease with the increase of the mesoporous silica content.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-02-01
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