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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.authorAsmatulu, Ramazanen_US
dc.contributor.authorCeylan, Muhammeten_US
dc.contributor.authorNuraje, Nurxaten_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T16:14:40Z
dc.date.available2012-03-30T16:14:40Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-18en_US
dc.identifier21171580en_US
dc.identifier9882736en_US
dc.identifier.citationLangmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. 2011 Jan 18; 27(2): 504-7.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1520-5827en_US
dc.identifier.issn0743-7463en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la103661cen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5009
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractPolystyrene (PS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fibers incorporated into TiO(2) nanoparticles and graphene nanoflakes were fabricated by an electrospinning technique, and then the surface morphology and superhydrophobicity of these electrospun nanocomposite fibers were investigated. Results indicated that the water contact angle of the nanocomposite fiber surfaces increases to 178° on the basis of the fiber diameter, material type, nanoscale inclusion, heat treatment, and surface porosity/roughness. This is a result of the formation of the Cassie-Baxter state in the fibers via the nanoparticle decoration, bead formation, and surface energy of the nanofiber surface. Consequently, these superhydrophobic nanocomposite fibers can be utilized in designing photoelectrodes of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) as self-cleaning and anti-icing materials for the long-term efficiency of the cells.en_US
dc.format.extent504-7en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLangmuir : The ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloidsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLangmuiren_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshGraphite/chemistryen_US
dc.subject.meshHot Temperatureen_US
dc.subject.meshHydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactionsen_US
dc.subject.meshNanoparticles/chemistryen_US
dc.subject.meshParticle Sizeen_US
dc.subject.meshPolystyrenes/chemistryen_US
dc.subject.meshPolyvinyl Chloride/chemistryen_US
dc.subject.meshPorosityen_US
dc.subject.meshSurface Propertiesen_US
dc.subject.meshTitanium/chemistryen_US
dc.titleStudy of superhydrophobic electrospun nanocomposite fibers for energy systemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2010 American Chemical Societyen_US


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