Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.353, 165-179, 2000
Nanoparticles for ceramic and nanocomposite processing
Nanoparticles of various compositions have been fabricated by chemical processes. Sol-gel processes and precipitation processes have been used to prepare the nanoparticles and surface modifiers act as vehicles to tailor surface chemistry, the zeta -potential and to avoid agglomeration. in the first described industrial product development, SiO2 nanoparticles have been modified with CH3 groupings and materials with high adhesive strength, being flexible despite the low organic content have been obtained and a binder system for glass fiber mars, temperature resistant up to 500 degreesC has been developed. The second development is based on SiO2 nanoparticles coated with methacrylic groupings and TiO2 nanoparticles coated with epoxy groupings. The corresponding sols form high density coatings (approximate to 65 % kg volume) and are densified by crosslinking of the organics. These coatings have been used for the fabrication of interference layers (SiO2: n approximate to1.45: TiO2: n=1,92) on plastic and glass.