Core−Shell Structured Semiconducting PMMA/Polyaniline Snowman-like Anisotropic Microparticles and Their Electrorheology
Core?shell structured semiconducting snowman-like particles were synthesized, and their electrorheological (ER) characteristics under an applied electric field were examined. Monodispersed snowman-like poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) particles were fabricated previously using a seed emulsion polymerization procedure. These anisotropic particle-based ER fluids, which were tested using a rotational rheometer, exhibited unusual ER properties in the flow curves at various electric field strengths when analyzed using the Cho?Choi?Jhon model. The dielectric spectra, as supporting data for the ER effect, were measured using a LCR meter. The relaxation time of the ER fluid was relatively shorter than typical ER fluids.