The effects of modified zinc oxide nanoparticles on the mechanical/thermal properties of epoxy resin

Yasmine N. Baghdadi, Lucia Youssef, Kamal Bouhadir, Mohammad Harb, Samir Mustapha*, Digambara Patra, Ali R. Tehrani-Bagha

*Tämän työn vastaava kirjoittaja

Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

18 Sitaatiot (Scopus)


Characterized by its strength, durability, and thermal properties, epoxy resin has been widely used as an adhesive, paint, and coating in many applications in the aerospace, civil and automotive industries. Despite this, the thermoset polymer resin has been known for its brittleness and low fracture resistance. This study focuses on the reinforcement of an epoxy resin system (diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A) with zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles in their pristine form and a further modified form. The modification took place in two ways: coating with polydopamine (PDA) and covalently functionalizing them with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES) and (3-glycidoxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (GPTMS). Therefore, four different types of nanoparticles were used: pristine ZnO, ZnO/PDA, ZnO/GPTMS, and ZnO/APTES aiming to improve the interfacial bonding between the polymeric matrix and the reinforcement. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy characterization and imaging techniques were used to prove that the ZnO nanoparticles were successfully modified prior to manufacturing the epoxy composites. While tensile testing showed that using pristine ZnO increases the composite's strength by 32.14%, the fracture toughness of the resin was improved by 9.40% when reinforced with ZnO functionalized with APTES. TGA showed that the addition of functionalized nanoparticles increases the material's degradation temperature by at most 7.31 ± 4.9°C using ZnO/APTES. Differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic mechanical analysis testing proved that the addition of any type of nanoparticles increases the resin's glass transition temperature by as much as 7.83°C (ZnO/APTES).

JulkaisuJournal of Applied Polymer Science
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 15 marrask. 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu


Sukella tutkimusaiheisiin 'The effects of modified zinc oxide nanoparticles on the mechanical/thermal properties of epoxy resin'. Ne muodostavat yhdessä ainutlaatuisen sormenjäljen.

Siteeraa tätä