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Hybrid Particles of Polyethylene@silica as Precursors for Porous Polyethylene

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  • Hila Elimelech,

    1. Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
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  • David Avnir

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    1. Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
    • Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Israel.
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Porous polyethylene is a key material with many applications. A new synthesis of it is described, based on full-IPN interpenetrating network (IPN) sub-micrometer hybrid particles of silica within which cross-linked polyethylene is entrapped.

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