Highly efficient thermogenesis from Fe3O4 nanoparticles for thermoplastic material repair both in air and underwater

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Xiangyu Yin
  • Yue Zhang
  • Peng Lin
  • Yupeng Liu
  • Bo Yu
  • Feng Zhou
  • Qunji Xue

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221-1232
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Abstract

The development of synthetic materials that function well under complicated working conditions is of pivotal importance for many practical applications. In this work, we report a facile and universal method that imparts robust repair of thermoplastic materials in a wide range of working environments. The repair process takes advantage of the highly efficient photothermal effect enabled by monodispersed Fe3O4 nanoparticles incorporated into a number of thermoplastic polymers. We demonstrate that the robust thermogenesis not only allows the polymers to be repaired under the conditions of scratching, rupture and fragmentation in air, but also allows for rapid in situ repair of material defects underwater. This method is versatile, straightforward and opens up a novel practical route for material repair, especially for the repair of underwater coatings and components.

Citation Format(s)

Highly efficient thermogenesis from Fe3O4 nanoparticles for thermoplastic material repair both in air and underwater. / Yin, Xiangyu; Zhang, Yue; Lin, Peng; Liu, Yupeng; Wang, Zuankai; Yu, Bo; Zhou, Feng; Xue, Qunji.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, p. 1221-1232.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review