Preparation and Performance under Corrosive Environment of Epoxy-Nanocomposite
Epoxy-organoclay nanocomposite were prepared and investigated in terms of mechanical properties and also in term of water diffusion and sulfuric acid corrosion resistance. Diffusion was studied through epoxy samples containing up to 6phr of organically treated montmorillonite. The diffusion of the environmental solution was measured by immersion of the samples in these solutions at elevated temperature with noting the increase in weight as immersion function of time. An evaluation by flexural strength of the nanoclay/epoxy composites samples was made to compare their mechanical performances under corrosive environment as a function of immersion time and temperature.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
N. Abacha et al., "Preparation and Performance under Corrosive Environment of Epoxy-Nanocomposite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2167-2170, 2007