ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF GRAPHENE OXIDE PARTICLES GRAFTED WITH POLY(ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE) USING SI-ATRP APPROACH

1 OSIČKA Josef
Co-authors:
1 MRLÍK Miroslav 2 ILČÍKOVÁ Markéta 2 MOSNÁČEK Jaroslav
Institutions:
1 Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Trida T. Bati 5678, 760 01 Zlin, Czech Republic EU
2 Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 845 41, Bratislava 45, Slovakia
Conference:
9th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 18th - 20th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 9th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
104-110
ISBN:
978-80-87294-81-9
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
8th March 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Electrorheological (ER) suspension are special class of systems, those physical properties, such as viscosity can be tuned using external electric field strength. Generally, they are two-phase systems consisting of solid polarizable particles and liquid insulating medium. After application of the external electric field, the particles are polarized and create the chain-like structures in the direction of the electric field streamlines. Such internal structure development resulting in the significant increase in viscosity usually in four orders of magnitude and more. This phenomenon is reversible, repeatable and once the electric field is switched-off the suspension become to its initial state. However, due to the usually various nature of dispersed phase and liquid medium, the sedimentation stability of the suspensions is the main issue. In addition, the ER performance of various systems based on conducting polymers is not sufficient, thus the development of the novel dispersed phases are still attractive. Moreover, graphene oxide (GO) particles and their hybrids were recently recognized as suitable materials for ER suspensions. Hence, we were performed the SI-ATRP from GO surface as a novel approach how to provide GO-polymer particles with tunable conductivity and polymer layer in single step and thus solve the main drawbacks such as sedimentation stability as well as proper ER performance.

Keywords: graphene oxide, SI-ATRP, reduction, hybrids, polymer brushes, electrorheology
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