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Title: Enhanced dispersion of TiO2 nanoparticles in a TiO2/PEDOT:PSS hybrid nanocomposite via plasma-liquid interactions
Authors: Liu, Yazi
Sun, Dan
Askari, Sadegh
Patel, Jenish
Macias-Montero, Manuel
Mitra, Somak
Zhang, Richao
Lin, Wen-Feng
Mariotti, Davide
Maguire, Paul
Keywords: Nanoparticles
Chemical synthesis
Synthesis and processing
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Nature Publishing Group
Citation: LIU, Y. ... et al., 2015. Enhanced dispersion of TiO2 nanoparticles in a TiO2/PEDOT:PSS hybrid nanocomposite via plasma-liquid interactions. Scientific Reports, 5, 15765.
Abstract: A facile method to synthesize a TiO2/PEDOT:PSS hybrid nanocomposite material in aqueous solution through direct current (DC) plasma processing at atmospheric pressure and room temperature has been demonstrated. The dispersion of the TiO2 nanoparticles is enhanced and TiO2/polymer hybrid nanoparticles with a distinct core shell structure have been obtained. Increased electrical conductivity was observed for the plasma treated TiO2/PEDOT:PSS nanocomposite. The improvement in nanocomposite properties is due to the enhanced dispersion and stability in liquid polymer of microplasma treated TiO2 nanoparticles. Both plasma induced surface charge and nanoparticle surface termination with specific plasma chemical species are proposed to provide an enhanced barrier to nanoparticle agglomeration and promote nanoparticle-polymer binding.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Nature Publishing Group under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1038/srep15765
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19939
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep15765
ISSN: 2045-2322
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