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Title: A Printing-Centric Approach to the Electrostatic Modification of Polymer/Clay Composites for Use in 3D Direct-Ink Writing

Abstract

Polymer/clay composite inks are exceptionally useful materials for fabrication processes based on 3D direct-ink writing, however, there remains an insufficient understanding of how their physiochemical dynamics impact printability. Using a model system, N-isopropylacrylamide/Laponite, the electrostatic interactions between Laponite platelets are modified to tune critical rheological properties in order to improve printability. Rheological measurements and X-ray scattering experiments are carried out to monitor the nano/micro-structural dynamics and complex physicochemical interactions of Laponite as it impacts complex modulus in the linear region, flow behavior, thixotropy, and yield stress of the composite ink. Modification of the electrostatic interactions between platelets reduces the yield stress of the material, while maintaining a complex microstructure that allows for sufficient recovery times upon removal of stress to form stable, and thus printable, filaments. A printing-centric approach is established based on a fundamental understanding of electrostatic inter-particle interactions, harnessing the innate microstructure of Laponite in 3D direct-ink writing of composites.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [4];  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 S. Matthews Avenue Urbana IL 61801 USA
  2. X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue Argonne IL 60439 USA
  3. Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue Argonne IL 60439 USA
  4. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 S. Matthews Avenue Urbana IL 61801 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1439878
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Advanced Materials Interfaces; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 8
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rauzan, Brittany M., Lehman, Sean E., McCracken, Joselle M., Lee, Jonghun, Lin, Xiao-Min, Sandy, Alec, Narayanan, Suresh, Rogers, Simon A., and Nuzzo, Ralph G. A Printing-Centric Approach to the Electrostatic Modification of Polymer/Clay Composites for Use in 3D Direct-Ink Writing. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/admi.201701579.
Rauzan, Brittany M., Lehman, Sean E., McCracken, Joselle M., Lee, Jonghun, Lin, Xiao-Min, Sandy, Alec, Narayanan, Suresh, Rogers, Simon A., & Nuzzo, Ralph G. A Printing-Centric Approach to the Electrostatic Modification of Polymer/Clay Composites for Use in 3D Direct-Ink Writing. United States. doi:10.1002/admi.201701579.
Rauzan, Brittany M., Lehman, Sean E., McCracken, Joselle M., Lee, Jonghun, Lin, Xiao-Min, Sandy, Alec, Narayanan, Suresh, Rogers, Simon A., and Nuzzo, Ralph G. Mon . "A Printing-Centric Approach to the Electrostatic Modification of Polymer/Clay Composites for Use in 3D Direct-Ink Writing". United States. doi:10.1002/admi.201701579.
@article{osti_1439878,
title = {A Printing-Centric Approach to the Electrostatic Modification of Polymer/Clay Composites for Use in 3D Direct-Ink Writing},
author = {Rauzan, Brittany M. and Lehman, Sean E. and McCracken, Joselle M. and Lee, Jonghun and Lin, Xiao-Min and Sandy, Alec and Narayanan, Suresh and Rogers, Simon A. and Nuzzo, Ralph G.},
abstractNote = {Polymer/clay composite inks are exceptionally useful materials for fabrication processes based on 3D direct-ink writing, however, there remains an insufficient understanding of how their physiochemical dynamics impact printability. Using a model system, N-isopropylacrylamide/Laponite, the electrostatic interactions between Laponite platelets are modified to tune critical rheological properties in order to improve printability. Rheological measurements and X-ray scattering experiments are carried out to monitor the nano/micro-structural dynamics and complex physicochemical interactions of Laponite as it impacts complex modulus in the linear region, flow behavior, thixotropy, and yield stress of the composite ink. Modification of the electrostatic interactions between platelets reduces the yield stress of the material, while maintaining a complex microstructure that allows for sufficient recovery times upon removal of stress to form stable, and thus printable, filaments. A printing-centric approach is established based on a fundamental understanding of electrostatic inter-particle interactions, harnessing the innate microstructure of Laponite in 3D direct-ink writing of composites.},
doi = {10.1002/admi.201701579},
journal = {Advanced Materials Interfaces},
number = 8,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}