Structural features, properties, and relaxations of PMMA-ZnO nanocomposite

Dai Pre, Marta, Martucci, Alessandro, Martin, Darren J., Lavina, Sandra and Di Noto, Vito (2015) Structural features, properties, and relaxations of PMMA-ZnO nanocomposite. Journal of Materials Science, 50 5: 2218-2228. doi:10.1007/s10853-014-8784-0


Author Dai Pre, Marta
Martucci, Alessandro
Martin, Darren J.
Lavina, Sandra
Di Noto, Vito
Title Structural features, properties, and relaxations of PMMA-ZnO nanocomposite
Journal name Journal of Materials Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-4803
0022-2461
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10853-014-8784-0
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 50
Issue 5
Start page 2218
End page 2228
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Abstract ZnO nanoparticles are recently attracting a lot of interest due to their novel optical, electrical, mechanical, and chemical properties, due to surface and quantum confinement effects. A stable dispersion of ZnO nanoparticles with a uniform particle diameter of 5 nm has been synthesized via chemical precipitation. The surface of the particles has been functionalized with dodecanethiol for enhanced compatibility and dispersion in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Transparent luminescent nanocomposite powders were obtained using solution mixing and solvent casting of ZnO nanoparticles in PMMA. This powder was used to produce injection-molded luminescent nanocomposites plaques. The effect of the ZnO nanoparticles on the polymer structure has been investigated by employing thermomechanical and dielectric spectroscopy analyses.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 24 Dec 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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