Electrocoating of carbon fibres: a route for interface control in carbon fibre reinforced poly methylmethacrylate?

Alexander Bismarck, Adam F. Lee, A. Sezai Saraç, Eckhard Schulz, Karen Wilson

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Abstract

A simple method of creating defined PMMA and poly (MMA-co-Cz) electrocoatings on carbon fibres is described. The electrodeposition of poly methylmethacrylate (PMMA) onto unsized, unmodified carbon fibres was performed by simple constant current electrolyses of methylmethacrylate (MMA) monomer in dimethylformamide (DMF) solutions and the 'pur' liquid monomer using sodium nitrate and lithium perchlorate as supporting electrolytes. The presence of polymeric coatings successfully attached to the carbon fibres was verified by scanning electron microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Performing the electrolysis in dilute MMA in DMF solutions ([MMA]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1564-1573
Number of pages10
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Volume65
Issue number10
Early online date23 Feb 2005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • carbon fibres
  • coating
  • interfacial strength
  • fibre/matrix bond
  • photoelectron spectroscopy

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