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Title: Self-assembled tunable networks of sticky colloidal particles

Self-assembled tunable networks of microscopic polymer fibers ranging from wavy colloidal "fur" to highly interconnected networks are created from polymer systems and an applied electric field. The networks emerge via dynamic self-assembly in an alternating (ac) electric field from a non-aqueous suspension of "sticky" polymeric colloidal particles with a controlled degree of polymerization. The resulting architectures are tuned by the frequency and amplitude of the electric field and surface properties of the particles.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1372054
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,707,716
Application Number:
14/473,003
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 29
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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