Dendrimer coatings for carbon fibers

G. R. Palmese, S. H. McKnight, C. B. Philipps

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Recently a new and interesting class of macromolecules has been receiving a great deal of attention in the polymer community. Dendritic polymers represent a fourth major class of macromolecular architecture that ranges in complexity from hypebranched systems to regular dendrons and dendrimers. Dendrimers are intriguing in that their molecular architecture and composition can be controlled to produce precise dimensions on the nanometer scale (10-100 nm), as well as to control specific surface, interior, and cor chemical and physical attributes. However, for the full potential of dendritic polymers ot be realized their physical and mechanical properties in combination with other material systems must be studied. Dendritic systems may provide new opportunities for tailoring interphase zones and interfacial behavior. This work is an initial investigation concerning the use of dendrimers for coating carbon fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean conference on macromolecular physics - surfaces and interfaces in polymers and composites, Lausanne 1997
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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