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Tailoring the fibre-to-matrix interface using click chemistry on carbon fibre surfaces

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Abstract

A convenient and effective strategy to control the surface chemistry of carbon fibres is presented, comprising electro-chemical reduction of aryl diazonium salts onto the surface, followed by ‘click chemistry’ to tether the desired surface characteristic of choice. The power of this approach was demonstrated by engineering a small-molecule interface between carbon fibre and an epoxy matrix improving interfacial shear strength by up to 220%, relative to unmodified control fibres. The techniques used in this work do not impede the fibre performance in tensile strength or Young's modulus. This work provides a platform upon which any carbon fibre-to-resin interface can be easily and rapidly designed and implemented.

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2017, accepted on 10 May 2017 and first published on 11 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00922D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article
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    Tailoring the fibre-to-matrix interface using click chemistry on carbon fibre surfaces

    L. Servinis, K. M. Beggs, T. R. Gengenbach, E. H. Doeven, P. S. Francis, B. L. Fox, J. M. Pringle, C. Pozo-Gonzalo, T. R. Walsh and L. C. Henderson, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00922D

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