Nanostructure toughened epoxy resins

Jennifer M. Dean, Nikhil E. Verghese, Ha Q. Pham, Frank S. Bates

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A new type of modifier morphology, the self-assembled wormlike micelles, is introduced. A remarkable enhancement in fracture resistance with a bisphenol A epoxy cured with phenol novolac is demonstrated. This exceptional improvement is accompanied by an increase in the glass transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9267-9270
Number of pages4
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 16 2003


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