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A photopolymerizable thermoplastic with tunable mechanical performance

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Abstract

Semicrystalline polymeric materials possessing extraordinary mechanical properties were rapidly fabricated using light from low viscosity liquids at room temperature. Unlike conventional photopolymerizations which form crosslinked networks, this material is a noncrosslinked polymer which renders it meltable and intrinsically reprocessable. This introduces a new class of high performance, recyclable materials applicable for light-based additive manufacturing.

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Submitted
23 Aug 2019
Accepted
20 Nov 2019
First published
22 Nov 2019

Mater. Horiz., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

A photopolymerizable thermoplastic with tunable mechanical performance

M. D. Alim, K. K. Childress, N. J. Baugh, A. M. Martinez, A. Davenport, B. D. Fairbanks, M. K. McBride, B. T. Worrell, J. W. Stansbury, R. R. McLeod and C. N. Bowman, Mater. Horiz., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9MH01336A

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