Application Note

Tg and Cure of a Composite Material

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) is one of the most appropriate methods to investigate relaxation events. A composite, by definition, contains more than one component. There are multiple types of composite materials used for various applications from glass fiber reinforced concrete to sophisticated aeronautical polymer composites. In these experiments, a powder filled composite of epoxy polymer proposed for battery manufacture is used. A multi-frequency thermal scan will give information about the glass transition and cure of the material. An isothermal experiment, after raising the temperature above the cure temperature is also discussed.