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Functional polymers: materials for smart structures
Author(s): Shannon Craig Arnold; Lawrence M. Pratt; Saeed M. Khan; Jean Li; Ishrat M. Khan
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Paper Abstract

The preparation and properties of four classes of functional polymeric materials capable of responding to changes in the environment are reported. The microphase separated mixed (ionic and electronic) or MIEC diblock copolymers are composed of an electronic conductive and an ionic conductive block, and are nanostructured smart materials for application in MEMS devices. Processable copolymers of 3-alkyl or 3-phenylthiophene and (3- oligodimethylsiloxane)thiophene have been prepared as electrorheological fluids. Also a facile methodology for preparing highly ionic conductive and elastomeric solid electrolytes is reported. Finally, molecular composites of poly(2-vinylpyridine) and lithium perchlorate have been prepared. These composites have dielectric constants as high as 16 at 12 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2441, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209808
Show Author Affiliations
Shannon Craig Arnold, Clark Atlanta Univ. (United States)
Lawrence M. Pratt, Clark Atlanta Univ. (United States)
Saeed M. Khan, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
Jean Li, Clark Atlanta Univ. (United States)
Ishrat M. Khan, Clark Atlanta Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2441:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials
A. Peter Jardine, Editor(s)

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