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Polymers 2014, 6(11), 2803-2818;

Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids under Electric and Magnetic Fields

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 15 July 2014 / Revised: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 30 October 2014 / Published: 5 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids)
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Electrorheological (ER) and magnetorheological (MR) suspensions undergo a reverse phase transition from a liquid-like to solid-like state in response to an external electric or magnetic field, respectively. This paper briefly reviews various types of electro- or magneto-responsive materials from either polymeric or inorganic and hybrid composite materials. The fabrication strategies for ER/MR candidates and their ER/MR characteristics (particularly for ER fluids) are also included. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrorheological; magnetorheological; suspension; phase transition electrorheological; magnetorheological; suspension; phase transition

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Zhang, W.L.; Choi, H.J. Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids under Electric and Magnetic Fields. Polymers 2014, 6, 2803-2818.

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