Materials 2014, 7(5), 3399-3414; doi:10.3390/ma7053399
Review

Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response

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Received: 27 December 2013; in revised form: 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)
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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.
Keywords: electrorheological fluid; core-shell; carbon nanotube; polymer nanocomposite
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Zhang, K.; Choi, H.J. Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response. Materials 2014, 7, 3399-3414.

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Zhang K, Choi HJ. Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response. Materials. 2014; 7(5):3399-3414.

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Zhang, Ke; Choi, Hyoung J. 2014. "Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response." Materials 7, no. 5: 3399-3414.


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