2020 journal article

Nanoparticle-based photothermal heating to drive chemical reactions within a solid: using inhomogeneous polymer degradation to manipulate mechanical properties and segregate carbonaceous by-products


By: H. Huang n, G. Firestone n, D. Fontecha n, R. Gorga n, J. Bochinski n & L. Clarke n

TL;DR: The results demonstrate the ability to manipulate the connection between mechanical properties and chemical degradation which is important for developing new strategies for management of polymeric waste. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: December 14, 2019

Nanoparticle-based photothermal heating degrades polymer from the inside-out, creating pockets of depolymerized material around each nanoscale heating site.