Phase-morphology and molecular structure correlations in model fullerene-polymer nanocomposites

David G. Bucknall, Gabriel Bernardo, Meisha L. Shofner, Deb Nabankur, Dharmaraj Raghavan, Bobby G. Sumpter, Scott Sides, Abul Huq, Alamgir Karim

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Abstract

In this work we have performed a systematic study of blends of [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) with the following amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers: atactic polystyrene (PS), syndiotactic polystyrene (syn-PS), poly(2-vinyl-naphthalene) (P2VN), poly(9-vinyl-phenanthrene) (P9VPh), poly(vinylidene-fluoride) (PVdF) and poly(3-hexyl-thiophene) (P3HT). Experimental measurements using DSC, x-ray and neutron scattering coupled with molecular modeling (MD and DFT) have been utilized to determine the solubility and phase morphology of these model polymer-fullerene blends.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Composite Materials: From Macro, Micro to Nanoscale
EditorsA Boudenne
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages63-66
Number of pages4
Volume714
ISBN (Print)9783037853832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventConference on Multiphase Polymers and Polymer Composites Systems: Macro to Nano Scales - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Jun 201110 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Volume714
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

ConferenceConference on Multiphase Polymers and Polymer Composites Systems: Macro to Nano Scales
CountryFrance
Period7/06/1110/06/11

Keywords

  • Fullerene
  • Neutron & x-ray scattering
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Molecular Modelling
  • BLENDS
  • CELLS

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