Structural and wetting properties of metal polymer nanocomposites

Z. J. Han, B. K. Tay, Thang Cao Ha, M. Shakerzadeh, G. F. You

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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 the interplay between ion sputtering and ion diffusion effect. The wetting properties of this nanocomposite, such as contact angle aging effect and hysteresis are investigated. The changes in various properties are believed to be due to structure of polymer nanocomposites as well as the basic principles of ion polymer interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2008
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424415731
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference (INEC) - Shanghai
Duration: 24 Mar 200827 Mar 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference (INEC)


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