Hybrid Nanocomposite Coatings for Application in Construction Materials: Tribological Study
The Nanocomposite group of AIDICO and the Nanomaterials Group of University of Valencia collaborate in the research of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials with application in construction products. Tribological properties and good thermal stability are some of the required specifications for such applications. Some hybrid coatings based on simultaneous formation of epoxy and silica networks are introduced in this work. Elastic modulus and hardness obtained from TDMA analyses and indentation techniques, together with thermal stability by TGA, are the main properties analysed in order to fulfil the requirements for construction coating applications. New routes for obtaining these coatings based on sol-gel have been explored.
C. Silvestre et al., "Hybrid Nanocomposite Coatings for Application in Construction Materials: Tribological Study", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 151, pp. 234-239, 2009