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A review of electrohydrodynamic casting energy conversion polymer composites

Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, 3801 W Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

Topical Section: Soft and Polymeric Materials

This paper provides a brief review on manufacturing polymer composite materials through the nontraditional electrohydrodynamic (EHD) casting approach. First, the EHD technology will be introduced. Then, typical functional polymer composite materials including thermoelectric and photoelectric energy conversion polymers and their composites will be presented. Specifically, how to make composite materials containing functional nanoparticles will be discussed. Converting polymeric fibers into partially carbonized fiber composites will also be shown. The latest research results of polymeric composite materials with energy conversion and sensing functions will be given.
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