Hybrid Adhesives Filled with Functionalized and Non Functionalized Silica Nanoparticles
Hybrid adhesives epoxy-silica-zirconia were prepared and applied to bond aluminum sheet specimens. Silica nanoparticles were synthesized with the sol-gel “in situ” technique utilizing two different precursors, namely tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and 3 glycidyloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS). Zirconia nanoparticles were prepared also with sol-gel technique and added to the hybrid adhesives before curing. The adhesive properties of the prepared materials were improved after performing several physical and chemical treatments to the aluminium specimens. The best apparent shear strength tests were for the adhesive hybrid materials prepared at 100°C with TEOS.
Prof. Mosbeh Kaloop
J. de J. Figueroa-Lara et al., "Hybrid Adhesives Filled with Functionalized and Non Functionalized Silica Nanoparticles", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 875, pp. 9-13, 2018