Mechanical reinforcement of epoxy with self-Assembled synthetic clay in smectic order

Peng Li, Kevin L. White, Chien Hong Lin, Daehak Kim, Anastasia Muliana, Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Riichi Nishimura, Hung Jue Sue

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Abstract

Epoxy films containing self-Assembled 2D colloidal α-zirconium phosphate nanoplatelets (ZrP) in smectic order were prepared using a simple, energy-efficient fabrication process suitable to industrial processing. The ZrP nanoplatelets form a chiral smectic mesophase with simultaneous lamellar order and helical arrangements in epoxy. The epoxy nanocomposite films are transparent and flexible and exhibit exceptionally high tensile modulus and strength. The findings have broad implications for development of multifunctional materials for engineering applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10188-10195
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume6
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 9

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  • Materials Science(all)

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    Li, P., White, K. L., Lin, C. H., Kim, D., Muliana, A., Krishnamoorti, R., Nishimura, R., & Sue, H. J. (2014). Mechanical reinforcement of epoxy with self-Assembled synthetic clay in smectic order. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6(13), 10188-10195. https://doi.org/10.1021/am5015293