Porous Materials with Tunable Structure and Mechanical Properties via Templated Layer-by-Layer Assembly

Monika Ziminska, Nicholas Dunne, Andrew R. Hamilton

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Abstract

The deposition of stiff and strong coatings onto porous templates offers a novel strategy for fabricating macroscale materials with controlled architectures at the micro- and nanoscale. Here, layer-by-layer assembly is utilized to fabricate nanocomposite-coated foams with highly customizable properties by depositing polymer–nanoclay coatings onto open-cell foam templates. The compressive mechanical behavior of these materials evolves in a predictable manner that is qualitatively captured by scaling laws for the mechanical properties of cellular materials. The observed and predicted properties span a remarkable range of density-stiffness space, extending from regions of very soft elastomer foams to very stiff, lightweight honeycomb and lattice materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21968–21973
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume8
Issue number34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016

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