Mechanically Robust and Self-Healable Superlattice Nanocomposites by Self-Assembly of Single-Component "Sticky" Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles

Gregory A. Williams, Ryohei Ishige, Olivia R. Cromwell, Jaeyoon Chung, Atsushi Takahara, Zhibin Guan

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Abstract

A simple, scalable synthesis of mechanically robust and self-healable superlattice nanocomposites is achieved through self-assembly of single-component "sticky" polymer-grafted nanoparticles. The multivalent hydrogen-bonding interactions between the nanoparticles provide strong cohesive energy, binding the nanoparticles into strong and tough materials. Furthermore, the dynamic hydrogen-bonding interactions afford the formation of highly dynamic, self-healing, and mechanochromic nanocomposite materials in the bulk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3934-3941
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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