A systematic study of maghemite/PMMA nano-fibrous composite via an electrospinning process: Synthesis and characterization

Khanlou, H.M. and Ang, B.C. and Talebian, S. and Barzani, M.M. and Silakhori, M. and Fauzi, H. (2015) A systematic study of maghemite/PMMA nano-fibrous composite via an electrospinning process: Synthesis and characterization. Measurement, 70. pp. 179-187. ISSN 0263-2241, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2015.04.004.

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In this study, maghemite/PMMA nano-fibrous composites have been successfully fabricated by using the electrospinning process. PMMA nano-fibres have been selected to be used as the matrix; the PMMA was dissolved in three diverse solvents (Acetone, THF and DMF) in order to obtain fine PMMA nano-fibres. As a result, the PMMA-DMF proved to be the most appropriate polymer solution among the three solvents, with its impressive defect-free surface morphology results. The production of maghemite using Massart's procedure resulted in nano-particles with an average diameter of 4.98 +/- 0.13 nm (using transmission electron microscopy (TEM)). Maghemite nano-particle were then mixed with a prepared polymer solution in order to fabricate maghemite/PMMA nano-fibrous composite. Furthermore, the investigation of the morphology and structure of the composite was carried out using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Energy-dispersion X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM), Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and tensile strength measurement devices. The results indicated that there was a great amount of maghemite, both in and on the composite's surface, which can be utilized in the purpose of magnetic applications. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Funders: University of Malaya UMRG RP022C-13AET PPP PG007-2013A
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrospinning, maghemite, polymethyl methacrylate (pmma), nano-fibres, composite, magnetic particle, fabrication and characterization, magnetic nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles, poly(methyl methacrylate), drug-delivery, nanofibers, nanocomposites, microemulsion, environments, nanocrystals, biomaterial,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 01:20
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 01:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15710

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