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Bio-inspired method to obtain multifunctional dynamic nanocomposites

United States Patent

April 10, 2018
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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 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.