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BIO-INSPIRED METHOD OF OBTAIN MULTIFUNCTIONAL DYNAMIC NANOCOMPOSITES

United States Patent Application

20150038649
A1
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A method for a polymeric or nanocomposite material. The method includes assembling a multiphase hard-soft structure, where the structure includes a hard micro- or nano-phase, and a soft micro- or nano-phase that includes a polymeric scaffold. In the method, the polymeric scaffold includes dynamically interacting motifs and has a glass transition temperature (T.sub.g) lower than the intended operating temperature of the material.
Kushner, Aaron M. (Solana Beach, CA), Guan, Zhibin (Irvine, CA), Williams, Gregory (San Clemente, CA), Chen, Yulin (Irvine, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
14/ 383,038
March 7, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Grant Nos. DMR-1217651 from the National Science Foundation and DE-FG02-04ER46162 from the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.