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Ultra-stretchable ionic nanocomposites: from dynamic bonding to multi-responsive behavior

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Abstract

Although multi-responsive materials have the potential to revolutionize a wide spectrum of technologies, the design of systems that combine a range of responses to a variety of different external changes without the associated property trade-offs has remained elusive. We herein demonstrate a new family of multi-responsive nanocomposites that leverage the dynamic and reversible nature of electrostatic interactions present in ionic systems with the reinforcement ability of nanoparticles in nanocomposites. This new design leads to a unique property profile that combines simultaneous improvements in stiffness, toughness and extensibility. In addition to their exceptional stretchability, the new, ionic nanocomposites exhibit unique strain-dependent behavior (i.e. the deformation increases with increasing strain rates) and return to the normal state after deformation including shape-memory and scratch recovery.

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The article was received on 11 May 2017, accepted on 12 Jun 2017 and first published on 12 Jun 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04101B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article
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    Ultra-stretchable ionic nanocomposites: from dynamic bonding to multi-responsive behavior

    J. Odent, J.-M. Raquez, Ph. Dubois and E. P. Giannelis, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04101B

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