Preparation of Functionally Gradient Materials via Frontal Polymerization
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
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.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Chekanov, Y. A.,
Pojman, J. A.
(2000). Preparation of Functionally Gradient Materials via Frontal Polymerization. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 78(13), 2398-2404.
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