Smart Nanocomposite Polymer Gels

Zsolt Varga, József Fehér, Genovéva Filipcsei, Miklós Zrínyi

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Abstract

The combination of polymers with nanomaterials displays novel and often enhanced properties compared to the traditional materials. They can open up possibilities for new technological applications. The magnetic polymer gel represents a new type of composites consisting of small magnetic particles, usually from the nanometer range to the micron range, dispersed in a highly elastic polymeric gel matrix. Combination of magnetic and elastic properties leads to a number of striking phenomena that are exhibited in response to impressed magnetic fields. Giant deformational effects, high elasticity, anisotropic properties, temporary reinforcement and quick response to magnetic field open new opportunities for using such materials for various applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Volume200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Anisotropic properties
  • Gels
  • Magnetic gels
  • Nanocomposites
  • Smart materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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