Interfacial interactions in polymer thin films and polymer nanocomposites

Yong Yang, Jiong Shen, Jintao Yang, Chuntai Liu, L. James Lee*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Polystyrene (PS) thin films were spun-coat on graphite and silicon oxide surfaces to resemble the polymer-substrate interface in carbon and organoclay based nanocomposites. The film thickness was varied and the apparent glass transition temperature (Tg,a) were investigated by using nanoparticles embedding technique. The PS on these substrates shows different Tg,a profiles, depending on the polymer-substrate interactions. These results will provide valuable guides for rational design of new polymer nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2645-2649
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 6 May 200711 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period6/05/0711/05/07

Keywords

  • Carbon nanofiber
  • Glass transition temperature
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polystyrene
  • Silicon oxide
  • Thin film

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