Optical absorption spectra in a frequency range from 0.5 to 5.0 THz were measured in several epoxy resin nanocomposites with and without co-addition of micro-sized fillers, aiming at obtaining important information on intermolecular interactions between filler and polymer. As a result, significantly large absorption appears when both micro-sized MgO and nano-sized SiO2 fillers were added in epoxy resin. Similar but smaller absorption is also found in an epoxy resin composite with nano-sized TiO2 fillers.
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