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Title: Surface chemistry and hydrolysis of a hydrophobic-treated aluminium nitride powder
Authors: Binner, J.G.P.
Zhang, Yongheng
Keywords: Surfaces
Chemical properties
Hydrolysis
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: BINNER, J.G.P. and ZHANG, Y., 2005. Surface chemistry and hydrolysis of a hydrophobic-treated aluminium nitride powder. Ceramics International, 31, pp. 469-474
Abstract: The surface chemistry of a hydrophobic-treated and an untreated AlN powder has been studied using XPS, FTIR and zeta potential measurements. Whilst the surface-treatment provided significant hydrophobic behaviour, experiments revealed that the powder could not completely resist hydrolysis without the additional use of 1 wt.% of an appropriate surfactant. The latter also improved the water-resistance of the untreated powder, though to a far lesser extent. The active hydrolysis protection mechanism for the treated powder is believed to be the creation of a molecular shell that was formed as a result of the surfactant adsorbing onto the hydrophobically treated surface.
Description: This is Restricted Access. This article was published in the journal, Ceramics international [© Elsevier] and is also available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02728842.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2601
ISSN: 0272-8842
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