Fabrication of PFO-DBT:OXCBA nanostructured composite via hard template

Fakir, M.S. and Supangat, Azzuliani and Sulaiman, Khaulah (2016) Fabrication of PFO-DBT:OXCBA nanostructured composite via hard template. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133 (47). ISSN 0021-8995, DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/app.44228.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.44228


Poly[2,7-(9,9-dioctylfluorene)-alt−4,7-bis(thiophen-2-yl)benzo-2,1,3-thiadiazole] (PFO-DBT) and o-xylenyl-C60-bisadduct (OXCBA) nanostructured composite has been fabricated via the hard porous alumina template-directed method. Spin-coating technique at the spin rate of 1000 rpm is used to assist the infiltration of polymer solution into porous template. PFO-DBT nanotube is fabricated by replicating the porous alumina template before the formation of PFO-DBT:OXCBA nanostructured composite. Formation of nanostructured composite is completed once the infiltration of OXCBA solution into PFO-DBT nanotubes is achieved. Detailed results of morphological, structural, and optical properties of PFO-DBT nanostructures (nanorods and nanotubes) of different solution concentrations are reported. By tuning the optical properties of PFO-DBT nanostructures, the effect of solution concentration on the optical properties can be realized. The promising PFO-DBT nanotubes are chosen for the further fabrication of OXCBA:PFO-DBT nanostructured composite that acts as a core and shell, respectively. Although the nanostructured composite of PFO-DBT:OXCBA yield low light absorption intensity, the absorption spans the whole visible region and produce low optical energy gap.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya Research Grant (RP026C-15AFR), Postgraduate Research Grant (PG058-2014A), Ministry of Education Malaysia: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FP046-2015A)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites; Conducting polymers; Morphology; Nanostructured polymers; Optical properties
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 06:16
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 02:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17689

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