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Reversible transition between isotropic and anisotropic thermal transport in elastic polyurethane foams

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Elastic composite foams with anisotropic lamellar microstructures were formed by freeze-casting polyurethane dispersions with graphitic additives. This anisotropy resulted in orientation-dependent mechanical and thermal properties. Most importantly, the effective thermal conductivity can be reversibly transitioned between anisotropic and isotropic states by altering the thermal conductivity of the contained atmosphere.

Graphical abstract: Reversible transition between isotropic and anisotropic thermal transport in elastic polyurethane foams

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The article was received on 07 Nov 2016, accepted on 16 Dec 2016 and first published on 16 Dec 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00495D
Mater. Horiz., 2017,4, 236-241
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    Reversible transition between isotropic and anisotropic thermal transport in elastic polyurethane foams

    M. Chau, B. A. F. Kopera, V. R. Machado, S. M. Tehrani, M. A. Winnik, E. Kumacheva and M. Retsch, Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 236
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00495D

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