Thermotropic systems with fixed domains exhibiting enhanced overheating protection performance
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2014
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 131, Issue 12, June 15, 2014
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2014). Thermotropic systems with fixed domains exhibiting enhanced overheating protection performance. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 131, 40417, doi: 10.1002/app.40417and (
- Issue published online: 16 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 12 NOV 2013
- emulsion polymerization;
- differential scanning calorimetry;
- nanowires and nanocrystals;
- optical and photovoltaic applications;
Within this study, a time saving photo-initiated miniemulsion polymerization process (duration of polymerization was 15 min) was established in order to encapsulate a paraffin wax with an acrylate polymer shell. The obtained freeze-dried latex was an off-white powder exhibiting spherical particles with mean diameters around 400 nm and a concentration of paraffin wax around 56%. Mixing the reaction product with a UV-curable resin matrix resulted in thermotropic overheating protection glazings with high light-shielding efficiency. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 40417.