Thermal Stabilities and Mechanical Interfacial Properties of Polyethresulfone-Modified Epoxy Resin
The thermal stabilities and mechanical interfacial properties of a diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA) epoxy resin modified with different contents of polyethersulfone (PES) have been investigated. As a result, the curing reaction rate of DGEBA/PES blends was decreased with increasing the PES content. The blends exhibited slight decrease of thermal stabilities compared to the neat DGEBA. The mechanical interfacial properties, characterized by KIC, were significantly increased as the PES content increased.
Cheng-Jun Sun, Jun Ding, Manoj Gupta, Gan-Moog Chow, Lynn Kurihara and Lawrence Kabacoff
S. J. Park et al., "Thermal Stabilities and Mechanical Interfacial Properties of Polyethresulfone-Modified Epoxy Resin", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 111, pp. 159-162, 2006