Dispersion of Polymers in Metallic Gallium

Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Aharon Gedanken, David Avnir, Ze'Ev Porat

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Abstract

This work examines the concept of dispersing polymers in metals. Herein, this was mainly studied with molten gallium, in which 5-18wt % of various short-chain polymers were incorporated and mixed. The nature of the solidified products was examined by using X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, UV/Vis, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermal gravimetric analyses. It was found that some polymers can be dispersed as small domains within molten metals to form a heterogeneous solid. The ability to dope Ga with large polymers opens a new avenue to electronic materials. Shades of gray: The work focuses on the concept of dispersing polymers in metals. Mainly molten gallium is studied, into which 5-18wt % of various short-chain polymers are incorporated and mixed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-169
Number of pages8
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jan 2016

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© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Keywords

  • gallium
  • polycaprolactone
  • polymers
  • solubilization
  • sonication

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