Analysis of the cure‐dependent dielectric relaxation behavior of an epoxy resin

Yong Deng, George C. Martin

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The dielectric relaxation behavior of an epoxy‐amine resin was investigated using the Williams‐Watts relaxation function. Phenomenologically, the dielectric features of the resin during cure are similar to those of stable materials. The distribution parameter of the dipole relaxation decreases from the onset of cure to a conversion near the gel point and then maintains a constant value. Based on the experimental observations and theoretical considerations, a single‐frequency approach has been proposed for extracting the relaxation time of maximum loss. The relaxation data so obtained are independent of the measurement frequency and are in agreement with those acquired directly from the dipole loss peaks. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2115-2125
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 1994


  • curing
  • dielectric relaxation
  • dipole relaxation time
  • epoxies
  • thermosets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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