T.C. Mike Chung

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Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Summary

Functionalization of polyolefins via the combination of metallocene catalysts and reactive chain transfer agents; functionalization of fluoropolymers using borane-mediated radical polymerization; living radical polymerization based on new borane/oxygen initiators; energy storage via polymer thin film capacitors with high energy density, high power density, and low loss; polyolefin-based ion conductors for fuel cells, batteries and electrodialysis; oil super-absorbent polymers for oil spill recovery and natural gas storage; and B/C/M graphitic materials for hydrogen storage.

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Recent Publications

Electrical properties of polypropylene-bonded hindered phenol blends

Petersson, L., Viertel, J., Hillborg, H., Zhang, G. & Chung, T. C. M., Apr 1 2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 27, 2, p. 590-596 7 p., 9047106.

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Thermally Stable Low-Loss Polymer Dielectrics Enabled by Attaching Cross-Linkable Antioxidant to Polypropylene

Yuan, M., Zhang, G., Li, B., Chung, T. C. M., Rajagopalan, R. & Lanagan, M. T., Mar 25 2020, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 12, 12, p. 14154-14164 11 p.

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Expanding polyethylene and polypropylene applications to high-energy areas by applying polyolefin-bonded antioxidants

Chung, T. C. M., Aug 13 2019, In: Macromolecules. 52, 15, p. 5618-5637 20 p.

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Improved ATR-FTIR detection of hydrocarbons in water with semi-crystalline polyolefin coatings on ATR elements

Nam, C., Zimudzi, T. J., Wiencek, R. A., Chung, T. C. M. & Hickner, M. A., Nov 21 2018, In: Analyst. 143, 22, p. 5589-5596 8 p.

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Polyolefin-based interpenetrating polymer network absorbent for crude oil entrapment and recovery in aqueous system

Nam, C., Zhang, G. & Chung, T. C. M., Jun 5 2018, In: Journal of Hazardous Materials. 351, p. 285-292 8 p.

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Practical Oil Spill Recovery by a Combination of Polyolefin Absorbent and Mechanical Skimmer

Nam, C., Li, H., Zhang, G., Lutz, L. R., Nazari, B., Colby, R. H. & Chung, T. C. M., Sep 4 2018, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 6, 9, p. 12036-12045 10 p.

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Increasing Polypropylene High Temperature Stability by Blending Polypropylene-Bonded Hindered Phenol Antioxidant

Zhang, G., Nam, C., Petersson, L., Jämbeck, J., Hillborg, H. & Chung, T. C. M., Mar 13 2018, In: Macromolecules. 51, 5, p. 1927-1936 10 p.

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Polyethylene containing antioxidant moieties exhibiting high thermal-oxidative stability for high temperature applications

Zhu, W., Zhang, G., Liu, B. & Chung, T. C. M., Jun 20 2018, In: Polymer. 146, p. 101-108 8 p.

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Polypropylene Copolymer Containing Cross-Linkable Antioxidant Moieties with Long-Term Stability under Elevated Temperature Conditions

Zhang, G., Nam, C., Chung, T. C. M., Petersson, L. & Hillborg, H., Sep 26 2017, In: Macromolecules. 50, 18, p. 7041-7051 11 p.

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Influence of hydrogen bonding on the melt rheology of polypropylene

Gupta, S., Yuan, X., Mike Chung, T. C., Cakmak, M. & Weiss, R. A., Dec 19 2016, In: Polymer. 107, p. 223-232 10 p.

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