Spectroscopic study of film formation from PS latex/Al2O3 nanocomposites prepared by dip drawing method

Ugur S.

PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES, vol.43, no.1, pp.1-7, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1743289813y.0000000058
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, steady state fluorescence and ultraviolet-visible techniques in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy were used to examine film formation from pyrene labeled polystyrene (PS) latex and Al2O3 (PS/Al2O3) composites prepared by dip drawing method. The effects of dip drawing rates and dipping time in Al2O3 sol on film formation behaviour and the morphology of PS/Al2O3 films were investigated. The results demonstrated that the film formation behaviour and morphology of composites depended mainly on dipping time, and no dependence on the dip drawing rate was observed. Highly ordered porous structures were observed for films created with a long dipping time, but no change was observed for different dip drawing rates.