Interfacial effects on mobility and transport in thin films of filled and unfilled epoxy resins.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy


The project aims to elucidate the underlying science underpinning the performance in service of industrial anti-corrosion coatings. This involves structural studies using thin film techniques such as ellipsometry and grazing incidence x-ray scattering of model films made with epoxy resins containing particles such as pigment particles. Studies of free volume will be undertaken using positron annihilation spectroscopy. Studies of the rate of ingress of water and metal ions will be carried out using quartz crystal microbalance and IR microprobe techniques. The results will be interpreted in the light of theory and simulation.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513313/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2284105 Studentship EP/R513313/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 Derick Khong Liew