A patch antenna is made from a composite of polyaniline and carbon coated nanomagnets for operation at 4.5 GHz.
Hamouda et al. IEEE Explore, Antennas and Propagation 2016 (link)
By combining MnO2 nanoplatelets with carbon coated metallic nanoparticles (TurboBeads), Zhi et al. is able to generate new super-capacity materials with increased electric conductivity and improved overall performance, very close to the theoretical value for manganese oxide (1200 F / g).
Zhi et al. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016 (link)
Today’s muscle replacement devices lack elastic properties and, therefore, the required flexibility. Fuhrer et al. illustrated the enormous potential of embedding TurboBeads in a flexible polymer hydrogel matrix (poly(2-hydro-xyethyl methacrylate)). The influence of different polymer linkers as well as the overall elongation performance in the presence of applied magnetic fields was investigated in detail.
Fuhrer et al. Small 2009 (link)
Metals and polymers do not mix well, which makes the formation of magnet/polymer nanocomposites impossible. Luechinger et al. showed in their work that the application of an ultrathin graphene like carbon layer to a metal core nanoparticle drastically increases its mixing capability with polymers. In detail, this work describes the dispersion of carbon coated TurboBeads into poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) polymers. The resulting magnetic system is of special interest for injection molding and the work shows that a magnetic motor core could be formed from the polymeric material.
Luechinger et al. Adv. Mater. 2008 (link)
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