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Fabrication of Epoxy Composites with Large-Pore Sized Mesoporous Silica and Investigation of Their Thermal Expansion

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Abstract:

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.

Keywords: EPOXY COMPOSITE; MESOPOROUS SILICA; SELF-ASSEMBLY; SUPERMOLECULES; SURFACTANT

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2012.5689

Publication date: February 1, 2012

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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