Advanced Materials

Repairing Polymers Using Oscillating Magnetic Field

Authors

  • Cathrin C. Corten,

    1. Shelby F. Thames Polymer Science Research Center School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406 (USA)
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  • Marek W. Urban

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    1. Shelby F. Thames Polymer Science Research Center School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406 (USA)
    • Shelby F. Thames Polymer Science Research Center School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406 (USA).
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Abstract

Repair of physically separated thermoplastic polymers containing γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles without sacrificing their mechanical properties is achieved by applying an oscillating magnetic field. As γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles oscillate at the frequency of the magnetic field, localized amorphous flow occur, and a permanent repair of physically separated polymeric films is achieved.

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