J. Phys. IV France 02 (1992) C2-131-C2-134
Structural evolution of an organic/inorganic oxide glass studied by differential scanning calorimetry and mechanical spectroscopyJ. F. CORNU, S. ETIENNE, C. MAI and J. PEREZ
Groupe d'Etudes de Métallurgie Physique et de Physique des Matériaux, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, URA CNRS 341, 20 avenue Albert Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Organic/inorganic 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate/SiO2 based glass was synthesized by sol-gel process. One objective of the present work was to study the evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties during transformation from hybrid alcogel to hybrid glass. Results of measurements about physical properties have been obtained by mechanical tests. Microstructural investigation methods such as DSC and Mechanical Spectroscopy were used to get more informations about molecular network behaviour with thermal treatments. This paper shows that physical properties depend on time because of relaxation effects. These ones have to be measured with a well controlled synthesis chemistry to reach a defined structural state.
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