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Influence of new thermoplastic sizing agents on the mechanical behavior of poly(ether ketone ketone)/carbon fiber composites

Giraud, Isabelle and Franceschi-Messant, Sophie and Perez, Emile and Lacabanne, Colette and Dantras, Eric Influence of new thermoplastic sizing agents on the mechanical behavior of poly(ether ketone ketone)/carbon fiber composites. (2015) Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132 (38). n/a-n/a. ISSN 0021-8995

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.42550


In this study, unidirectional poly(ether ether ketone)/carbon fiber (CF) composite sheets were elaborated with unsized, epoxy-sized, and thermoplastic-sized CFs by hot-press molding. The thermoplastic sizings that we used were poly(ether imide) (PEI)and poly(ether ketone ketone) oligomer aqueous dispersions. Scanning electron microscopy observation of the composites freeze fractures showed that unlike unsized or epoxy-sized CFs, the thermoplastic sizings improved the interaction between the fibers and the matrix. A comparative study of the mechanical relaxations by dynamic mechanical analysis was carried out on the different composites before and after immersion in kerosene. At low temperature, the PEI sizing had a significant influence on the b relaxation, particularly after kerosene immersion. The thermoplastic sizings did not modify the glass-transition temperature but improved the kerosene resistance on the composites.

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Additional Information:Thanks to John Wiley & Sons editor. The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.v132.38/issuetoc The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Applied Polymer Science website : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.42550/full
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:02 Oct 2015 09:37

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