Hansen solubility parameters for a carbon fiber/epoxy composite

Helene Launay, Charles M. Hansen, Kristoffer Almdal

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    In this study, the physical affinity between an epoxy matrix and oxidized, unsized carbon fibers has been evaluated using Hansen solubility (cohesion) parameters (HSP). A strong physical compatibility has been shown, since their respective HSP are close. The use of a glassy carbon substrate as a model for unsized carbon fiber has been demonstrated as appropriate for the study of interactions between the materials in composite carbon fiber-epoxy systems. The HSP of glassy carbon are similar to those of carbon fibers and epoxy matrix. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number15
    Pages (from-to)2859-2865
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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