416106 Stimuli Responsive Elastomer Based Hybrids with Tunable Multi-Functionality

Tuesday, November 10, 2015: 9:20 AM
257A (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Songshan Zeng1, Wenhan Huang2, Helen Nguon1, Andrew Smith1 and Luyi Sun1, (1)Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, (2)Heyuan Polytechnic, Heyuan, China

A series of scalable, simple, and low cost elastomer based bilayer systems with a rigid surface layer of polymer nanocomposite were designed and prepared. The transition between transparent and opaque state can be facilely achieved by uniaxially stretching and releasing the film. The bilayer system shows different surface morphologies and strain-responsive optical properties by changing the composition of the nanocomposite layer. Such bilayer systems with tunable surface hydrophobicity, coefficient of friction, and conductivity are promising for widespread application.

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