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Materials 2016, 9(1), 52; doi:10.3390/ma9010052

Stimuli-Responsive Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites under Electric Fields

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Academic Editor: Biqiong Chen
Received: 15 October 2015 / Revised: 9 December 2015 / Accepted: 28 December 2015 / Published: 15 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Nanocomposites)
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This short Feature Article reviews electric stimuli-responsive polymer/clay nanocomposites with respect to their fabrication, physical characteristics and electrorheological (ER) behaviors under applied electric fields when dispersed in oil. Their structural characteristics, morphological features and thermal degradation behavior were examined by X-ray diffraction pattern, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis, respectively. Particular focus is given to the electro-responsive ER characteristics of the polymer/clay nanocomposites in terms of the yield stress and viscoelastic properties along with their applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer; clay; nanocomposite; electrorheological; conducting polymer polymer; clay; nanocomposite; electrorheological; conducting polymer
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Piao, S.H.; Kwon, S.H.; Choi, H.J. Stimuli-Responsive Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites under Electric Fields. Materials 2016, 9, 52.

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