Nano-particle Control of Void Formation and Expansion in Polymeric and Composite Systems

  • James C. Seferis

Abstract

14. ABSTRACT This research fouscsL, on the nran-oscac control of matrix motrphology through void and particle introduction. The main areas ol rcsearch have been the study of interlayer modification of composites at The rtanoscale, inprovement of the damage tolerance of carox~n fiber rcinforced laminates with epoxy foam and nanoparticles, and VARTM proc tSing of nanoclay filled compxties The results showed improvcmcnt in toughness up to a critical threshold after which an increase in the concentration of nanoparticulate montmoriollonite clay at the matrix deteriorated fricture toughness properties significantly. Furthelrmore, nanoseale clays Vco uld be used alter the rruposc of compoi *.e materials to a hygnithernial environment. The results also indicated that he presence of a ff',fr interlaver enhaneed specilic composites fracture toughness in retanon to wcighL

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@inproceedings{SeferisNanoparticleCO, title={Nano-particle Control of Void Formation and Expansion in Polymeric and Composite Systems}, author={James C. Seferis} }