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Polymers 2018, 10(3), 299; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10030299

Polyaniline Coated Core-Shell Typed Stimuli-Responsive Microspheres and Their Electrorheology

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
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Received: 30 January 2018 / Revised: 1 March 2018 / Accepted: 5 March 2018 / Published: 10 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stimuli Responsive Polymers)
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Functional core-shell-structured particles have attracted considerable attention recently. This paper reviews the synthetic methods and morphologies of various electro-stimuli responsive polyaniline (PANI)-coated core-shell-type microspheres, including PANI-coated Fe3O4, SiO2, Fe2O3, TiO2, poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(glycidyl methacrylate), and polystyrene along with their electrorheological (ER) characteristics when prepared by dispersing these particles in an insulating medium. In addition to the various rheological characteristics and their analysis, such as shear stress and yield stress of their ER fluids, this paper summarizes some of the mechanisms proposed for ER fluids to further understand the responses of ER fluids to an externally applied electric field. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyaniline; core-shell; microsphere; electrorheological; smart fluid; suspension polyaniline; core-shell; microsphere; electrorheological; smart fluid; suspension
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Dong, Y.Z.; Han, W.J.; Choi, H.J. Polyaniline Coated Core-Shell Typed Stimuli-Responsive Microspheres and Their Electrorheology. Polymers 2018, 10, 299.

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