Optimized preparation of alumina based fillers for tuning composite properties
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Vuksanović, Marija M.
Tomić, Nataša Z.
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Alumina based particles were prepared from aluminium chloride hydroxide as starting material by sol-gel technique. One series of particles was doped with ferrous oxide. Both series of particles were calcinated at three different temperatures: 700 degrees C, 800 degrees C and 900 degrees C. Poly(methyl methacrylate), PMMA, was used as a matrix and two different types of alumina based particles were added into the matrix to form the composites. All composites consisted of 3 wt% of alumina based particles. The aim of this study was to examine whether and how the temperature of particle calcination affects the microhardness and mechanical properties of the composite. The particles were characterized by the X-ray diffraction (XRD) and physical absorption methods. The morphology of the composites was examined using a field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). The microhardness of composites was measured using a traditional Vickers hardness (HV) method. The mechanical characteristic...s of obtained composites were determined using tensile test and impact testing.
Keywords:alumina / composites / mechanical properties / sintering / X-ray methods
Source:Ceramics International, 2018, 44, 7, 7442-7449
- Predefined functional properties polymer composite materials processes and equipment development (RS-34011)
ISSN: 0272-8842 (print); 1873-3956 (electronic)