Shape-memory polymers filled with SiO2 nanoparticles
Bocsan, Iulia Andreea × Conradi, Marjetka Zorko, Milena Jerman, Ivan Hancu, Liana Borzan, Marian Fabré, Maarten Ivens, Jan #
Inštitut za kovinske materiale in tehnologije Ljubljana
Materiali in Tehnologije vol:46 issue:3 pages:243-246
In this paper we discuss the mechanical and thermal properties of shape-memory polymer composites (SMPCs) filled with SiO2 nanoparticles. A series of SMPC samples was prepared using a commercially provided shape-memory polymer (SMP) filled with different mass fractions of 600-nm and 130-nm SiO2 particles. The mechanical properties of the SMPCs were determined by performing three-point bending (3PB) and Izod impact tests. The thermomechanical and thermal behaviors were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA).