Title

Preparation of Functionally Gradient Materials via Frontal Polymerization

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-20-2000

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Ascending frontal polymerization in a body with a moving boundary was accomplished experimentally. This process was shown to be a steady-state process within a certain range of the parameters. Temperature profiles of the front were recorded. This new method gives an excellent opportunity to prepare functionally gradient materials because composition of a monomer feedstream can be varied in a programmable manner. Polymer samples with hyperbolic gradients of optical dye concentration were manufactured at ambient pressure and temperature. (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Volume

78

Issue

13

First Page

2398

Last Page

2404