By Dr. Jeff Gotro
Have you ever had a question about the degree of cure or is your part fully cured after processing?
Confused about what is gelation or how does vitrification impact thermoset curing?
Want to learn how to optimize a thermoset curing process?
Wondered about what is the best way to characterize a thermoset after a curing process?
Or what is the modulus in the glassy and rubbery region for a cured thermoset?
Or how to measure the viscosity changes during curing? You’ve come to the right place.
This eBook demonstrates how to characterize the thermoset cure process using two case studies. In the eBook you will learn:
Why gelation is important in thermoset curing
What is vitrification and how it impacts the curing of thermosets
The Glass Transition Temperature is your friend
Tools to characterize thermoset curing process
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Thermo Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Oscillatory parallel plate rheological measurements
Case Study One – Impact of cure temperature on the glass transition temperature
Case Study Two – Characterization of room temperature curing
Explanation of the enthalpy relaxation peak in some DSC runs
The 41 page eBook provides useful tips and provides a “thermoset characterization roadmap” to guide scientists and engineers to optimize the thermoset curing process.
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About the Author:
Jeff Gotro, Ph.D. is the President and Founder of InnoCentrix, LLC. InnoCentrix proves a wide range of consulting services to the polymer industry in the areas of technical problem solving, innovation and new product/process development, business development and Intellectual Property management. Jeff has over thirty two years’ experience in polymers having held scientific and leadership positions at IBM, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, and Ablestik Laboratories. He has published 59 technical papers, holds 14 issued patents, 5 patent applications, and 9 inventions published in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin. Jeff is a regular contributor at technical societies where he teaches short courses on thermosets (chemistry, characterization, rheology and processing) In 2014, he was elected Fellow of the International Microelectronics Packaging Society (IMAPS) and is the recipient of the IMAPS John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement Award for significant technical contributions in the area of polymers used in electronic applications. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University with a specialty in polymer science.