Heating effect on properties of organic-inorganic hybrids containing colloidal silica particles

Y. Aburatani, K. Tsuru, S. Hayakawa, A. Osaka

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The organic-inorganic hybrid gels were synthesized starting from poly (dimethylsiloxane)(PDMS), tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), colloidal silica and calcium nitrate (Ca(NO3)2·4H2O) through sol-gel processing. The effects of heating on the mechanical properties and microstructure of the synthesized samples were investigated. The compressive strength of the synthesized samples increased by heating. The dynamic mechanical analysis of the synthesized samples showed increase of storage modulus and decrease of the loss factor, tanδ. It was suggested that the mobility of PDMS chain was restricted with the increase of PDMS-silica interaction by heating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine-Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine BIOCERAMICS'01 (ISCM) - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2001Nov 17 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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