Structure and wetting properties of metal polymer nanocomposites
Source: International Journal of Nanotechnology, Volume 6, Numbers 7-8, 2009 , pp. 653-660(8)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Polystyrene thin films of thickness 180‐200 nm are modified by plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition (PIII&D) technique together with titanium filtered cathodic vacuum arc. The surface structure of modified films turns into a metal polymer nanocomposite where Ti nanoclusters of spatial size 10‐20 nm are embedded in polystyrene matrices. Such structural formation is discussed with the theory of ion‐polymer interactions. Furthermore, the wetting properties of this nanocomposite, such as contact angle ageing effect and hysteresis are investigated and compared with Ti deposited polystyrene films.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block S2, Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore. 2: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block S2, Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore
Publication date: 2009-05-01