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Electric Field-Responsive Mesoporous Suspensions: A Review

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Nanomaterials 2015, 5(4), 2249-2267; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano5042249
Received: 30 September 2015 / Revised: 6 December 2015 / Accepted: 9 December 2015 / Published: 15 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in Mesoporous Nanomaterials)
This paper briefly reviews the fabrication and electrorheological (ER) characteristics of mesoporous materials and their nanocomposites with conducting polymers under an applied electric field when dispersed in an insulating liquid. Smart fluids of electrically-polarizable particles exhibit a reversible and tunable phase transition from a liquid-like to solid-like state in response to an external electric field of various strengths, and have potential applications in a variety of active control systems. The ER properties of these mesoporous suspensions are explained further according to their dielectric spectra in terms of the flow curve, dynamic moduli, and yield stress. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrorheology; mesoporous; suspension; nanocomposite electrorheology; mesoporous; suspension; nanocomposite
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Kwon, S.H.; Piao, S.H.; Choi, H.J. Electric Field-Responsive Mesoporous Suspensions: A Review. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 2249-2267.

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