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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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The article was received on 23 Aug 2019, accepted on 20 Nov 2019 and first published on 22 Nov 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9MH01336A
Mater. Horiz., 2020, Advance Article

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    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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