Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Directed Electric Field Z-Alignment Kinetics of Anisotropic Nanoparticles for Enhanced Ionic Conductivity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 12-23-2014

Abstract

In this study, the fast transient evolution of the electric field assisted thickness Z-direction orientation and assembly of clay particles is studied using a instrumented real time system that simultaneously measures in-plane and out of plane birefringence. The optical anisotropy master curves are developed, connecting the exposure time and electric field strength with orientation, using a superposition principle. Z-oriented nanocomposite films manufactured through the R2R process show enhancement through thickness ionic conductivity, useful for membranes of batteries and fuel cells.

Publication Title

Advance Functional Materials

Volume

24

Issue

48

First Page

7698

Last Page

7708