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Title: Electrorheological fluids and methods

Abstract

Electrorheological fluids and methods include changes in liquid-like materials that can flow like milk and subsequently form solid-like structures under applied electric fields; e.g., about 1 kV/mm. Such fluids can be used in various ways as smart suspensions, including uses in automotive, defense, and civil engineering applications. Electrorheological fluids and methods include one or more polar molecule substituted polyhedral silsesquioxanes (e.g., sulfonated polyhedral silsesquioxanes) and one or more oils (e.g., silicone oil), where the fluid can be subjected to an electric field.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1183453
Patent Number(s):
9,045,710
Application Number:
13/441,734
Assignee:
The Regents of The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46412
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Green, Peter F., and McIntyre, Ernest C. Electrorheological fluids and methods. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Green, Peter F., & McIntyre, Ernest C. Electrorheological fluids and methods. United States.
Green, Peter F., and McIntyre, Ernest C. Tue . "Electrorheological fluids and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1183453.
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Electrorheological Phenomena in Polyhedral Silsesquioxane Cage Structure/PDMS Systems
journal, March 2010

  • McIntyre, E. Carl; Oh, Hyun Joon; Green, Peter F.
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 2, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1021/am1000745

Electrorheology of Suspensions Containing Interfacially Active Constituents
journal, September 2013

  • McIntyre, Carl; Yang, Hengxi; Green, Peter F.
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 5, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1021/am4017544

Electrorheology of Polystyrene Filler/Polyhedral Silsesquioxane Suspensions
journal, April 2012

  • McIntyre, Ernest C.; Yang, Hengxi; Green, Peter F.
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 4, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1021/am300149u

New electrorheological fluid obtained from mercaptosilsesquioxane-modified silicate suspensions
journal, January 2013

  • Marins, Jéssica A.; Dahmouche, Karim; Soares, Bluma G.
  • Materials Science and Engineering: C, Vol. 33, Issue 1, p. 133-139
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2012.08.019