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Investigation of Morphology and Interface in Polymer Composite Thin Films

Published

Author(s)

C. K. Chiang, Li Piin Sung, R Popielarz

Abstract

Laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) has been applied to examine the filler particles and their distribution in BaTiO3-polymer composite films. We have measured thin-slice images of the composite films at various depths from the film surface and visualized the submicron size particles and the polymer between them nondestructively. We have found that, although BaTiO3 particles appear to be uniformly dispersed in the composite films when observed under conventional microscope, the particles form clusters at low BaTiO3 concentrations. The lower the concentration the larger the cluster size. The particles appear to be better dispersed in the high concentration composites than at low concentrations.
Proceedings Title
Electroinc, Optical, and Optoelectronic Polymers and Oligomers, Symposium | | Electroinc, Optical, and Optoelectronic Polymers and Oligomers | Materials Research Society
Volume
665
Conference Dates
April 16-20, 2001
Conference Title
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings

Keywords

BaTiO3, cluster, ferroelectric, microscopy, microstructure, optical, particle distribution, polymer composite, powder

Citation

Chiang, C. , Sung, L. and Popielarz, R. (2002), Investigation of Morphology and Interface in Polymer Composite Thin Films, Electroinc, Optical, and Optoelectronic Polymers and Oligomers, Symposium | | Electroinc, Optical, and Optoelectronic Polymers and Oligomers | Materials Research Society, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=851923 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created July 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017