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Electrically Disbonding Adhesive Compositions and Related Methods

United States Patent Application

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Adhesive compositions and methods of bonding and disbanding involve materials that include a polymer and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte provides sufficient ionic conductivity to enable a faradaic reaction at a bond formed between the composition and an electrically conductive surface, allowing the composition to disbond from the surface at room temperature. In some embodiments, the polymer component comprises or consists essentially of a thermoplastic polymer.
Gilbert, Michael D. (Brookline, NH)
12/ 104,747
April 17, 2008
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with United States government support under Contract No. F08635-97-C-0036 awarded by the U.S, Department of the Air Force and under Contract No. DE-FG02-05ER84227 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights to this invention.