Nanoscale characterization of carbazole-indole copolymers modified carbon fiber surfaces


Sarac A., Serantoni M., Tofail S., Cunnane V.

JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol.5, no.10, pp.1677-1682, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1166/jnn.2005.406
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1677-1682

Abstract

Polycarbazole, carbazole and indole containing copolymers were electrochemically coated onto carbon fiber. The resulting polymers and copolymers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. Characterization of the thin polymer films were performed on the polymer-coated surface of the carbon fiber. Therefore, the results obtained could elucidate the relationship between the initial feed monomer ratio, the resulting polymer/copolymer film morphology and the surface structure formed. The thickness increase (in diameter) was 0.3 and 0.9 mu m, for two different composition of carbazole/indole on the carbon fiber. The carbon fibers coated with copolymer thin films were from 6.5 to 8.2 mu m in diameter (from AFM measurement).