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A review of electrohydrodynamic casting energy conversion polymer composites

  • Received: 28 December 2017 Accepted: 07 March 2018 Published: 14 March 2018
  • 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.

    Citation: Yong X. Gan. A review of electrohydrodynamic casting energy conversion polymer composites[J]. AIMS Materials Science, 2018, 5(2): 206-225. doi: 10.3934/matersci.2018.2.206

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  • 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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