Study of superhydrophobic electrospun nanocomposite fibers for energy systems

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.author Asmatulu, Ramazan en_US
dc.contributor.author Ceylan, Muhammet en_US
dc.contributor.author Nuraje, Nurxat en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-30T16:14:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-30T16:14:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-18 en_US
dc.identifier 21171580 en_US
dc.identifier 9882736 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. 2011 Jan 18; 27(2): 504-7. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1520-5827 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0743-7463 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la103661c en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/5009
dc.description Click on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract Polystyrene (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.extent 504-7 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Langmuir : The ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Langmuir en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Graphite/chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Hot Temperature en_US
dc.subject.mesh Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions en_US
dc.subject.mesh Nanoparticles/chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Particle Size en_US
dc.subject.mesh Polystyrenes/chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Polyvinyl Chloride/chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Porosity en_US
dc.subject.mesh Surface Properties en_US
dc.subject.mesh Titanium/chemistry en_US
dc.title Study of superhydrophobic electrospun nanocomposite fibers for energy systems en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2010 American Chemical Society en_US

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