Effects of the differences in the curing agent and filler dispersion method on the dielectric properties were examined for epoxy/clay nanocomposites. Irrespective of the clay dispersion method, relative permittivity and electrical conductivity are higher in the samples cured with the amine. Moreover, negative heterocharge accumulates in the vicinity of the anode in the amine-cured samples, whereas positive homocharge accumulates in the acid anhydride-cured samples. From the results of UV photon absorption and PL measurement, the bandgap or the energy at which the photon absorption increases drastically is smaller in the amine-cured samples than in the acid anhydride-cured samples. Ion migration can occur easily in the amine-cured samples whose electrical conductivity and relative permittivity are higher than the acid anhydride-cured samples. The curing agent gives the strongest effect, while the existence of clay affects secondly and the filler dispersion method has the weakest effect.
|ジャーナル||IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 2月|
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