L’activitat del grup es centra fonamentalment en el camp de les resines epoxi amb propietats millorades. Les millores pretenen incidir en certs problemes que presenten aquests materials com per exemple la seva baixa degradabilitat que impossibilita la recuperació dels substrats en els recobriments, la contracció i les tensions generades durant el curat i l’elevada fragilitat dels materials un cop reticulats. Actualment el grup està treballant en la preparació i caracterització de nous termoestables obtinguts a partir de mescles de resines epoxídiques, amb i sense càrregues inorgàniques i polímers dendrítics, comercials o sintetitzats per nosaltres, amb diferents estructures, dissenyades per tal d’aconseguir les millores esmentades, especialment l’augment de la tenacitat. Darrerament el grup està iniciant treballs amb sistemes epoxídics amb memòria de forma i amb curats B-stage, especialment indicats per afavorir l’emmagatzament i manipulació de les formulacions.

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The objective of the group is to study the thermal, physical and chemical properties of materials in relation to thermodynamics and thermal analysis techniques. During the last few years, the group has studied the calorimetric, thermomechanical and dielectric properties of the following materials: polymer concretes, thermosetting resins, both pure and in a composite matrix, polymer blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, thermosetting paints, and biodegradable polyolefins. The knowledge acquired by the group and the specialised use of different instrumental techniques allow it to work both on the characterisation of materials as well as on their transformation processes. These activities include the study of the following: structural relaxation, processes related to phase transformation and phase separation, processes related to durability and thermal stability, the kinetics of chemical reactions (polymerisation, dynamic and isothermal curing, thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation) and physical ageing. They also include the determination of the following properties: a) thermal properties (specific heats, thermal expansion coefficients, phase change enthalpies, heats of reaction and glass transition temperatures), b) mechanical properties (expansion coefficient, storage and loss modulus and loss factor), c) dielectric properties (dielectric permittivity and loss factor) and d) thermo-optical properties. The techniques used to perform these activities are the following: a) differential scanning calorimetry, both conventional and temperature-modulated, and tensional calorimetry, b) mechanical analysis (dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, thermomechanical analysis and creep), c) dielectric analysis, d) thermogravimetric analysis, e) optical thermal microscopy and e) infra-red spectroscopy with thermal control. At the present time, the group is working on the thermal and ultraviolet radiation curing of polymers and thermosetting resins. The study includes the optimisation of photocuring and its application in obtaining thermosets that have low contraction, as well as the synthesis and characterisation of nanocomposites of epoxy resins and laminar silicates. The group is part of the Thermal Energy Research Group, which is considered a consolidated research group by the Generalitat of Catalonia¿s General Directorate of Research (DGR). The academic objectives of the group are concerned with the teaching of thermodynamics and related subjects, such as thermal analysis, physical chemistry, the study of energy transformations and systems of energy storage, among others.

http://futur.upc.edu/POLTEPO

The objective of the group is to study the thermal, physical and chemical properties of materials in relation to thermodynamics and thermal analysis techniques. During the last few years, the group has studied the calorimetric, thermomechanical and dielectric properties of the following materials: polymer concretes, thermosetting resins, both pure and in a composite matrix, polymer blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, thermosetting paints, and biodegradable polyolefins. The knowledge acquired by the group and the specialised use of different instrumental techniques allow it to work both on the characterisation of materials as well as on their transformation processes. These activities include the study of the following: structural relaxation, processes related to phase transformation and phase separation, processes related to durability and thermal stability, the kinetics of chemical reactions (polymerisation, dynamic and isothermal curing, thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation) and physical ageing. They also include the determination of the following properties: a) thermal properties (specific heats, thermal expansion coefficients, phase change enthalpies, heats of reaction and glass transition temperatures), b) mechanical properties (expansion coefficient, storage and loss modulus and loss factor), c) dielectric properties (dielectric permittivity and loss factor) and d) thermo-optical properties. The techniques used to perform these activities are the following: a) differential scanning calorimetry, both conventional and temperature-modulated, and tensional calorimetry, b) mechanical analysis (dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, thermomechanical analysis and creep), c) dielectric analysis, d) thermogravimetric analysis, e) optical thermal microscopy and e) infra-red spectroscopy with thermal control. At the present time, the group is working on the thermal and ultraviolet radiation curing of polymers and thermosetting resins. The study includes the optimisation of photocuring and its application in obtaining thermosets that have low contraction, as well as the synthesis and characterisation of nanocomposites of epoxy resins and laminar silicates. The group is part of the Thermal Energy Research Group, which is considered a consolidated research group by the Generalitat of Catalonia¿s General Directorate of Research (DGR). The academic objectives of the group are concerned with the teaching of thermodynamics and related subjects, such as thermal analysis, physical chemistry, the study of energy transformations and systems of energy storage, among others.

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Enviaments recents

  • Time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagram of a dual-curable off-stoichiometric epoxy-amine system with latent reactivity 

    Areny, Núria; Konuray, Ali Osman; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Salla Tarragó, José María; Morancho Llena, José María; Ramis Juan, Xavier (2018-08-10)
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    The time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagram of the curing an off-stoichiometric amine-epoxy formulation with intermediate latent reactivity has been elaborated. The first curing stage is an epoxy-amine polycondensation ...
  • Motion control in free-standing shape-memory actuators 

    Belmonte Parra, Alberto; Lama, Giuseppe C.; Cerruti, Pierfrancesco; Fernández Francos, Xavier; de la Flor López, Sílvia (2018-07-01)
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    In this work, free-standing shape-memory thermally triggered actuators are developed by laminating 'thiol-epoxy'-based glassy thermoset (GT) and stretched liquid-crystalline network (LCN) films. A sequential curing process ...
  • Epoxy-thiol systems filled with boron nitride for high thermal conductivity applications 

    Hutchinson, John M.; Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Folch, Adrià (2018-03-20)
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    Accés obert
    An epoxy-thiol system filled with boron nitride (BN), in the form of 80 µm agglomerates, has been investigated with a view to achieving enhanced thermal conductivity. The effect of BN content on the cure reaction kinetics ...
  • Preparation and characterization of dual-curable off-stoichiometric amine-epoxy thermosets with latent reactivity 

    Konuray, Ali Osman; Areny, Núria; Morancho Llena, José María; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels; Ramis Juan, Xavier (Elsevier, 2018-06-20)
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    A new family of dual-curable poly(hydroxyamine)-poly(ether) thermosets based on off-stoichiometric amine-epoxy formulations has been prepared and characterized. The first curing stage was a selflimiting click epoxy-amine ...
  • Curing of off-stoichiometric amine–epoxy thermosets 

    Morancho Llena, José María; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Salla Tarragó, José María; Konuray, Ali Osman; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels (Springer, 2018-07)
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    The kinetics of the epoxy–amine polycondensation and the epoxy homopolymerization in off-stoichiometric epoxy/amine formulations with excess of epoxy groups, and in the presence of an anionic initiator have been investigated. ...
  • New allyl-functional catalytic comonomers for sequential thiol-Michael and radical thiol-ene reactions 

    Konuray, Ali Osman; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels (Elsevier, 2018-02-28)
    Article
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    Soft poly(thioether) thermosets have been synthesized by employing a two-step curing procedure based on click chemistry. The first stage of curing is a thiol-Michael addition between acrylates (or methacrylates) and thiols ...
  • Thermoconductive thermosetting composites based on boron nitride fillers and thiol-epoxy matrices 

    Isarn, Isaac; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Ferrando Piera, Francesc; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels (2018-03-07)
    Article
    Accés obert
    In this work, the effect of the addition of boron nitride (BN) fillers in a thiol-cycloaliphatic epoxy formulation has been investigated. Calorimetric studies put into evidence that the kinetics of the curing has been ...
  • State of the art in dual-curing acrylate systems 

    Konuray, Ali Osman; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels (2018-02-12)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Acrylate chemistry has found widespread use in dual-curing systems over the years. Acrylates are cheap, easily handled and versatile monomers that can undergo facile chain-wise or step-wise polymerization reactions that ...
  • Study of hyperbranched poly(ethyleneimine) polymers of different molecular weight and their interaction with epoxy resin 

    Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Colomer Vilanova, Pere; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Hutchinson, John M. (2018-03-09)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Two different commercial hyperbranched poly(ethyleneimine)s (HBPEI), with molecular weights (MW) of 800 and 25,000 g/mol, and denoted as PEI800 and PEI25000, respectively, as well as the mixtures with a Diglycidyl Ether ...
  • Physical aging of shape memory polymers based upon epoxy-thiol “click” systems 

    Hutchinson, John M.; Cortés Izquierdo, M. Pilar (Elsevier, 2018-02-01)
    Article
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    The physical aging behaviour of two epoxy-thiol shape memory polymers has been studied: diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A cross-linked with pentaerythritol tetrakis, denoted 4-thiol, with a calorimetric glass transition ...
  • Comparison of the nanostructure and mechanical performance of highly exfoliated epoxy-clay nanocomposites prepared by three different protocols 

    Shiravand, Fatemeh; Hutchinson, John M.; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Ferrando Piera, Francesc (2014-05-30)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Three different protocols for the preparation of polymer layered silicate nanocomposites based upon a tri-functional epoxy resin, triglycidyl para-amino phenol (TGAP), have been compared in respect of the cure kinetics, ...
  • Optimisation procedure for additive manufacturing processes based on mask image projection to improve Z accuracy and resolution 

    Bonada Bo, Jordi; Muguruza Blanco, Asier; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Ramis Juan, Xavier (Elsevier Ltd, 2018-01-04)
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    Mask image projection is an additive manufacturing (AM) technique used in photocurable materials which allows the simultaneous energy delivery in a whole area instead of a single spot. A common problem for this AM process ...

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