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Magnetorheological smart nanocomposites and their viscoelastic behavior
Author(s): Rui Li; Lizhi Sun
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Paper Abstract

Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) are smart materials whose mechanical behavior can be tailored by external magnetic fields, showing promises for wide use in on-demand stiffness control applications. However, conventional MREs have comparatively inferior mechanical properties due to matrix materials. Meanwhile carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have proved to be excellent reinforcing fillers with increased stiffness, strain at failure, and damping performance for nanocomposites. In this project, synthesis and dynamic mechanical analysis are conducted for silicone-rubber-based magnetorheological nanocomposites embedded with multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 74931V (21 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.845785
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Rui Li, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Lizhi Sun, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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