Thermomechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin / Carbon Nanotubes / Clay Nanocomposites

H. Zois, E. Patargia, A. Kanapitsas, A.Z. Stimoniaris, C.G. Delides
Technological Educational Institute Stereas Elladas, GR

Keywords: polymer nanocomposites, clays, carbon nanotubes

Summary:

The main aim of the present work is to investigate the thermomechanical properties and thermal stability of nanocomposite materials based on epoxy resin matrix reinforced with amine-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes and clay nanoparticles (Closite 30). Our interest was focussed on the effect of clay filler concentration to thermomechanical properties, degradation behaviour and thermal stability of the nanocomposites.