Reliability and durability are strict requirements for silicone elastomers employed in high temperature applications, if long time device performance is desired Improving the thermal stability of silicone elastomers is a major challenge, addressed by both the scientific and the industrial community Nevertheless, traditional methods such as adding heat resistant fillers 1 or chemical modifications 2 still suffer from considerable shortcomings Here, it is demonstrated that the thermal degradation behaviour of silicone elastomers is affected strongly by network reactant stoichiometry 3 Comparative thermal degradation studies were performed on silicone elastomers synthetized with different stoichiometric ratios and thereby different fractions of elastic, dangling, and sol structures (Fig 1).
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||9th European Silicon Days - Saarbrucken, Germany|
Duration: 9 Sep 2018 → 12 Sep 2018
|Conference||9th European Silicon Days|
|Period||09/09/2018 → 12/09/2018|