Liquid-crystalline epoxy resins as matrices for composites and nanocomposites
Polimery 2012, No 3, 183
Uncrosslinked and crosslinked liquid-crystalline polymers exhibit increased fracture and breaking toughness, high modulus of elasticity (especially in the direction of mesogen orientation), very good barrier properties, low coefficient of thermal expansion as well as specific optical, electrical and thermal properties. They can be used as matrices in composites for particularly demanding applications, in the electronics and aerospace industries. This article is a review of the literature related to the synthesis and selected properties of composites and nanocomposites prepared from liquid-crystalline epoxy resins and various fillers.