In this work we demonstrate the synthesis of a TiO2/PEDOT:PSS nanocomposite material in aqueous solution through atmospheric pressure direct current (DC) plasma processing at room temperature. The dispersion of the TiO2 nanoparticles is enhanced after microplasma processing, and TiO2/polymer hybrid nanoparticles with a distinct core shell structure have been obtained. We have observed increased TiO2/PEDOT:PSS nanocomposite electrical conductivity due to microplasma processing. The improvement in nanocomposite properties is due to the enhanced dispersion and stability in liquid polymer of microplasma treated TiO2 nanoparticles. Both plasma induced surface charge and nanoparticle surface termination with specific plasma chemical species are thought to provide an enhanced barrier to nanoparticle agglomeration and promote nanoparticle-polymer bonding, which is expected to have a significant benefit in materials processing with inorganic nanoparticles for wide range of applications.
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jul 2015|
|Event||20th International Conference on Composite Materials Copenhagen, 19-24th July 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 19 Jul 2015 → 24 Jul 2015
|Conference||20th International Conference on Composite Materials Copenhagen, 19-24th July 2015|
|Period||19/07/2015 → 24/07/2015|