Structure and wetting properties of metal polymer nanocomposites

Z. J. Han, B. K. Tay, P. C. T. 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 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-660
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number7/8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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