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Publication Citation: Capturing nanoscale in network gels by microemulsion polymerization

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Author(s): Kirt A. Page; John Texter; Dustin England;
Title: Capturing nanoscale in network gels by microemulsion polymerization
Published: December 03, 2012
Abstract: Difficulties in capturing nanoscale structure by polymerizing microemulsions have persisted with the use of thermal initiation. Bicontinuous microemulsion polymerization with reactive surfactant monomer and cross-linker was done with only a 20% increase in correlation length. Both the network gel and the precursor microemulsion were transparent and devoid of microphase separation.
Citation: Chemical Communications
Volume: 1
Pages: pp. 1398 - 1402
Keywords: Microemulsion, polymerization, nanostructure
Research Areas: Nanomaterials, Polymers, Materials Science
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mz300521d  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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