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  1. High Strength Self-Healing Magnetic Elastomers With Shape Memory Effect

    Xian Qi Feng, Gong Zheng Zhang, Quan Ming Bai, Hao Yang Jiang, Bo Xu and Huan Jun Li

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500226

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    A novel shape memory magnetic elastomer with high mechanical strength consisting of conventional polymer and Fe3O4 nanoparticles is reported. The elastomer exhibits superparamagnetism and superior self-healing performance. Under the irradiation of IR light, the crack can be healed automatically without the application of external force.

  2. Hydrophobic Scratch Resistant UV-Cured Epoxy Coating

    Marco Sangermano, Alexandre Perrot, Arnaud Gigot, Paola Rivolo, Fabrizio Pirri and Massimo Messori

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500238

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    Selective modification of the surface properties of UV-cured epoxy films is achieved, with an important enhancement of hydrophobicity and scratch resistance, by dispersion on the UV-curable formulations of fluorinated functionalized silica particles.

  3. NIR-Mediated Antibacterial Clay Nanocomposites: Exfoliation of Montmorillonite Nanolayers by IR825 Intercalation

    Soo Jeong Park, Eun Bi Kang, Shazid Md. Sharker, Gibaek Lee, Insik In and Sung Young Park

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500272

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    The exfoliation of MMT (montmorillonite) by IR825, a near infrared (NIR) active hyper-thermal antibacterial nanocomposite, is constructed using polyvinylpyrrolidione-q-catechol with sultones (C-PVPS) polymerically assembled ionic exchange reactions. The nanocomposite reveals a sharp increase in photothermal heat (ΔT = 30 °C in 5 min), and the layered MMT structure is promised for optimizing the required thermal stability to generate photothermal heat.

  4. Facile Preparation of Open-Cell PP/TPS Blend Foams Using Water as a Blowing Agent

    Ming Zhi Xu, Jun Jia Bian, Chang Yu Han and Li Song Dong

    Article first published online: 22 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500246

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    In this study, a facile and green extrusion foaming method of preparing low density and high open-cell content PP/TPS blend foams is developed by using water as a blowing agent and starch as a water carrier. Besides, this method is easy to scale up for commercial application. The obtained foams are found to be a promising absorbent material.

  5. PEDOT Dispersed With Sulfobutylated Phenol Formaldehyde Resin: A Highly-Efficient Hole Transport Material in Polymer Solar Cells

    Yuan Li and Weimei Zeng

    Article first published online: 15 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500253

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    The hole-transport properties of sulfobutylated phenol formaldehyde resin (BSPF) with flexible alkyl sulfonic acid groups are studied. As a potential hole transport material, BSPF dispersed PEDOT shows better performance than that of PEDOT:PSS in polymer solar cells, which indicates a great potential for its application as polymeric semiconductor.