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Title: Highly ordered nanocomposites via a monomer self-assembly in situ condensation approach

Abstract

A method for synthesizing composites with architectural control on the nanometer scale is described. A polymerizable lyotropic liquid-crystalline monomer is used to form an inverse hexagonal phase in the presence of a second polymer precursor solution. The monomer system acts as an organic template, providing the underlying matrix and order of the composite system. Polymerization of the template in the presence of an optional cross-linking agent with retention of the liquid-crystalline order is carried out followed by a second polymerization of the second polymer precursor within the channels of the polymer template to provide an ordered nanocomposite material. 13 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); National Science Foundation, Washington, DC (United States); Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321168
Patent Number(s):
5849215
Application Number:
PAN: 8-780,596; CNN: Contract DMR-9625433;Contract N00014-96-1-0844
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Dec 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; SYNTHESIS; MONOMERS; LIQUID CRYSTALS; POLYMERIZATION; CROSS-LINKING; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

Citation Formats

Gin, D L, Fischer, W M, Gray, D H, and Smith, R C. Highly ordered nanocomposites via a monomer self-assembly in situ condensation approach. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Gin, D L, Fischer, W M, Gray, D H, & Smith, R C. Highly ordered nanocomposites via a monomer self-assembly in situ condensation approach. United States.
Gin, D L, Fischer, W M, Gray, D H, and Smith, R C. Tue . "Highly ordered nanocomposites via a monomer self-assembly in situ condensation approach". United States.
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