Repairing Polymers Using an Oscillating Magnetic Field
Chemistry and Biochemistry
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.
Urban, M. W.
(2009). Repairing Polymers Using an Oscillating Magnetic Field. Advanced Materials, 21(48), 5011-5015.
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