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Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response

by 1,* and 2,*
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School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, Heilongjiang, China
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Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Materials 2014, 7(5), 3399-3414; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7053399
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)
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
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Zhang, K.; Choi, H.J. Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response. Materials 2014, 7, 3399-3414. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7053399

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Zhang K, Choi HJ. Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response. Materials. 2014; 7(5):3399-3414. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7053399

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Zhang, Ke, and Hyoung J. Choi. 2014. "Smart Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Their Electrorheological Response" Materials 7, no. 5: 3399-3414. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7053399

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