Next Article in Journal
Influence of Chloride-Ion Adsorption Agent on Chloride Ions in Concrete and Mortar
Next Article in Special Issue
Functional Films from Silica/Polymer Nanoparticles
Previous Article in Journal
A Critical Analysis of the Conventionally Employed Creep Lifing Methods
Previous Article in Special Issue
Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites for Photovoltaic Cells
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Materials 2014, 7(5), 3399-3414; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7053399

Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response

1
School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, Heilongjiang, China
2
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 December 2013 / Revised: 6 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2013)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [749 KB, uploaded 30 April 2014]

Abstract

This review article summarizes the preparation of polymer/carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposites and their applications as electrorheological (ER) fluids. These ER fluids exhibited a controllable electro-response under an applied electric field due to the presence of well-dispersed CNTs. The background, morphology, preparations, and characteristics of these materials are discussed, specifically focusing on the various approaches in the preparation of polymer/CNT nanocomposites, morphology, and their effects on the ER characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrorheological fluid; core-shell; carbon nanotube; polymer nanocomposite electrorheological fluid; core-shell; carbon nanotube; polymer nanocomposite
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhang, K.; Choi, H.J. Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response. Materials 2014, 7, 3399-3414.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top