Curing of highly loaded ceramic suspensions in acrylates

Tien Min Gabriel Chu, John W. Halloran

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The objective of this study is to use differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to characterize the curing kinetics of Al2O3 and hydroxyapatite suspensions in acrylates. The heat evolution of the acrylate premix and ceramic suspensions in dynamic and isothermal curing was measured. The calculated activation energies for the acrylate premix and the two ceramic suspensions were 133, 74, and 78 kJ/mol, indicating a catalytic effect of the ceramic fillers. The curing behavior of the two ceramic suspensions modeled with the autocatalytic polymerization model with satisfactory results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2375-2380
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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