Title

Repairing Polymers Using an Oscillating Magnetic Field

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-28-2009

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Repair of physically separated thermoplastic polymers containing gamma-Fe(2)O(3) nanoparticles without sacrificing their mechanical properties is achieved by applying an oscillating magnetic field. As gamma-Fe(2)O(3) nanoparticles oscillate at the frequency of the magnetic field, localized amorphous flow occur, and a permanent repair of physically separated polymeric films is achieved.

Publication Title

Advanced Materials

Volume

21

Issue

48

First Page

5011

Last Page

5015