Effects of magnetic levitation and magneto-electropolymerization on processing of polymers

Iwao Mogi, Kohki Takahasi, Satoshi Awaji, Kazuo Watanabe

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Magnetic levitation of diamagnetic materials provides a quasi-microgravity condition and allows containerless processing of levitating materials. Containerless melting and solidification of paraffin was carried out with magnetic levitation furnaces and successfully prepared a spherical sample with magnetic orientation of paraffin molecules. In order to control functions of conducting polymers, magnetic fields were applied to electropolymerization processes. It was found that the magneto-electropolymerization induced chirality in polyaniline film, which exhibited enantioselective recognition for L- and D-ascorbic acids.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sept 202005 Sept 22


Conference54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Chirality
  • Conducting polymer
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Magneto- electropolymerization
  • Microgravity
  • Spherical polymer


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