Wrinkling on covalently anchored hydrogels

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Abstract

Frontal polymerization (FP) or vitrification consists in the generation of a reaction front, in a localized sector of the material, that travels in a particular direction. Their remarkable flexibility permits to controllably polymerize materials with different molecular weights and variable chemical nature. One of the advantages of FP is that it is possible to generate thin layers of a polymerized material over an unpolymerized composite, being suitable for creating wrinkled patterns in homogenous polymeric materials. In this chapter, the main types of frontal polymerization are described, as well as several examples and applications which take advantage of this methodology to form wrinkled patterns of variable materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWrinkled Polymer Surfaces
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Methods and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages205-227
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783030051235
ISBN (Print)9783030051228
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

Keywords

  • Photofrontal polymerization
  • Plasma-ignited frontal polymerization
  • Wrinkled patterns

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