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Anisotropic Reinforcement of Nanocomposites Tuned by Magnetic Orientation of the Filler Network

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Anisotropic reinforcement in nanocomposites is established by the use of isotropic fillers. Deformation along the field is larger by a factor of two than transverse to it. This can be understood from 2D small-angle neutron scattering (SANS): while strain parallel to the field induces additional organization (left), strain perpendicular to the chains destroys chain ordering (right).

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