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Abstract: Epoxy resin/silicon carbide (Ep/SiC) composites were prepared by the casting method and subsequently characterized for their mechanical and thermal properties. It was determined that an increasing mass fraction of SiC in the epoxy resin resulted in increasing thermal conductivity of the composites. Using 50 wt.% SiC resulted in a thermal conductivity of 0.7152 W/mK, which is three times that of pure epoxy resin. Mechanical properties peaked with 10 wt.% SiC. A Hot Disk machine was used to measure the thermal properties of the composites, and DSC and TGA were used to reinforce the results obtained from the Hot Disk. Impact fracturing was investigated using SEM.

Reference: Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 48, 8 (2009) 877-881

DOI: 10.1080/03602550902994953