Microwave Curing of Epoxy Resin by Embedding Core-Shell Structure Particles
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Magnetite particles with a polymeric shell were synthesized and used for heat generation and curing of an epoxy resin. The synthesized particles were characterized using several analysis methods. Samples containing particles, epoxy resin, and curing agent were cured by microwave and thermal oven and were then investigated. DSC measurements showed an increase in degree of conversion and Tg by increasing the microwave irradiation time. Using high contents of particles led to improved mechanical properties. The identified chemical groups of cured samples through FTIR analysis approved the occurrence of curing reactions.
KeywordsMagnetite particles Epoxy resin Microwave curing