Controlled In Situ Nanocavitation in Polymeric Materials

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A new strategy to reduce the volume shrinkage of photo-cross-linking polymeric materials using an in situ nanocavitation process has been developed. A small amount of the cavitation agent introduced to a model system effectively reduces volume shrinkage upon photopolymerization to essentially zero. The method shows promise for electronic, coating, and dental applications.

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