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Dynamic electrical and mechanical properties of epoxy/silver nanowires composites

Bedel, Vincent and Lonjon, Antoine and Dantras, Eric and Bouquet, Michel and Lacabanne, Colette Dynamic electrical and mechanical properties of epoxy/silver nanowires composites. (2021) Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 51710. ISSN 0021-8995

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/app.51710


The aim of this work is to study electrically conductive composites from an epoxy matrix loaded with silver nanowires (AgNWs). Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and dynamic dielectric spectroscopy (DDS) were used to study the molecular mobility of the epoxy matrix and its epoxy/AgNWs composites. The influence of the epoxy/amine ratio on the macroscopic properties was analyzed. The loss modulus of the epoxy matrix highlights two major relaxations, β and α. The β relaxation is due to the localized mobility initiated by hydroxyl groups. The α trelaxation is the anelastic effect liberated at the glass transition. The introduction of a small amount of AgNWs (<8 vol%) has practically no influence on the mechanical properties of the glassy state. For the rubbery state, AgNWs cause an increase in the storage modulus as a function of the filler content. The loss modulus profile is modified: The ω relaxation due to heterogeneities of the 3D network is observed independently from the hydration level of composites. The magnitude of the α mode is increased due to the stick– slip phenomenon. Moreover, it is shifted toward lower temperatures upon the introduction of AgNWs. In other words, the activation enthalpy decreases for both modes. Electrical study through DDS and conductivity measurement of epoxy/AgNWs composites shows the consequence of a lower relative degree of conversion caused by the insertion of AgNWs. Epoxy/AgNWs composites allow us to obtain one of the highest values of the electrical conductivity for polymerbased composites without any drastic evolution of mechanical properties.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03385668
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)
Other partners > IRT Saint Exupéry - Institut de Recherche Technologique (FRANCE)
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Agence Nationale de la Recherche - Commissariat Général aux Investissements
Deposited On:19 Oct 2021 13:29

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