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Title: Soft materials with recoverable shape factors from extreme distortion states

We present elastomeric polysiloxane nanocomposites with elongations of >5000% (more than 3× greater than any previously reported material) with excellent shape recovery. Highly deformable materials are desirable for the fabrication of stretchable implants and microfluidic devices. No crosslinking or domain formation is observed by a variety of analytical techniques, suggesting that their elastomeric behavior is caused by polymer chain entanglements.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Gelest Inc., Morrisville PA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1263568
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE self-healing materials; shape recovery; soft matter; polysiloxane nanocomposites