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Issue 48, 2012
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Electrorheological fluids: smart soft matter and characteristics

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Abstract

An electrorheological fluid, a special type of suspension with controllable fluidity by an electric field, generally contains semiconducting or polarizable materials as electro-responsive parts. These materials align in the direction of the applied electric field to generate a solid-like phase in the suspension. These electro-responsive smart materials, including dielectric inorganics, semiconducting polymers and their hybrids, and polymer/inorganic composites, are reviewed in terms of their mechanism, rheological analysis and dielectric characteristics.

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Submitted
22 May 2012
Accepted
07 Sep 2012
First published
08 Oct 2012

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 11961-11978
Article type
Review Article

Electrorheological fluids: smart soft matter and characteristics

Y. D. Liu and H. J. Choi, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 11961
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26179K

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