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Composites of Nanoporous Gold and Polymer

Authors

  • Ke Wang,

    1. Institut für Werkstoffphysik und Werkstofftechnologie, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
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  • Jörg Weissmüller

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Werkstoffphysik und Werkstofftechnologie, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
    2. Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Werkstoffmechanik, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    • Institut für Werkstoffphysik und Werkstofftechnologie, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 21073 Hamburg, Germany.
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Abstract

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Nanoporous gold made by alloy corrosion can be impregnated with epoxy resin to produce a novel, polymer-based nanocomposite material that is reinforced by an interconnected network of high-strength metal nanostructures. The composite has a near-metallic electric conductivity, is ductile in tension and compression and its strength considerably exceeds that of each of the individual constituent phases.

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