Enhanced thermo-mechanical performance and strain-induced band gap reduction of TiO2@PVC nanocomposite films
- Enhanced thermo-mechanical performance and strain-induced band gap reduction of TiO2@PVC nanocomposite films
- 바너지나라얀; 이문용; 무다시르하산
- PHOTOCATALYTIC PROPERTIES; THERMAL-STABILITY; THIN-FILMS; COMPOSITE; CHLORIDE)
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- INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES
- BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, v.38, no.2, pp.283 - 290
- The present paper reports the fabrication of TiO2@PVC nanocomposites by incorporating TiO2 in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) followed by solution casting to prepare TiO2@PVC nanocomposite thin films. The as-prepared TiO2@PVC nanocomposite films were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, optical spectroscopy and mechanical strength analyses. The TiO2@PVC nanocomposites were found to be thermally and mechanically more stable compared with pure PVC. The anatase TiO2 in the TiO2@PVC nanocomposite showed a lower indirect band gap compared with pure TiO2, which can be attributed to the strain within the nanocomposite, thereby affecting the band-structure of the nanocomposite. Significant enhancement in the mechanical properties of TiO2@PVC compared with pure PVC was observed with a 10 wt% TiO2 loading, such as a 50% increase in Young's modulus and almost 100% improvement in the tensile strength.
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