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Direct observation of interfacial C-60 cluster formation in polystyrene-C-60 nanocomposite films
Polymer Engineering Faculty Research
  • Alamgir Karim
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2009
Abstract

Large interfacial C(60) clusters were directly imaged at the supporting film-substrate interface in physically detached polystyrene-C(60) nanocomposite films by atomic force microscopy, confirming the stabilizing mechanism previously hypothesized for thin polymer films. Additionally, we found that the C(60) additive influences basic thermodynamic film properties such as the interfacial energy and the film thermal expansion coefficient.

Citation Information
Alamgir Karim. "Direct observation of interfacial C-60 cluster formation in polystyrene-C-60 nanocomposite films" Vol. 10 (2009) p. 20
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alamgit_karim/7/