Characterization of epoxy-bismaleimide network matrices

E. M. Woo, L. B. Chen, J. C. Seferis

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This study investigated intercrosslinked networks formed by co-curing two thermosets: a tetrafunctional epoxy/amine and a bismaleimide formulation. The mechanical properties and phase behaviour of the intercrosslinked networks were compared with the corresponding neat epoxy and bismaleimide systems. In addition, the reaction scheme of the epoxy-bismaleimide resin mixtures was investigated using differential scanning calorimetry. A homogeneous structure for the networks was suggested by the results of both dynamic mechanical analysis and scanning electron microscopy. In contrast to most epoxy systems modified with rubbers or thermoplastics, phase separation was not observed in these intercrosslinked epoxy-bismaleimide networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3665-3671
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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