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Title: Optical and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Films Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) and Fumed Silica Nanoparticles

Abstract

Nanocomposite polymer films are prepared by using ultrasonic spray deposition (USD) technique through mixing polymethyl methacrylate as matrix and fumed silica nanoparticles as second phase in dimethyl carbonate solvent. Annealing procedure improves the film uniformity and optical transmission. The addition of fumed silica nanoparticles impedes the transmission of the electrolyte films due to agglomeration of fumed silica nanoparticles. Adding surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, disperses the fumed silica nanoparticles and retrieves the optical transmission of nanocomposite polymer films to around 90%. The hardness and elastic modulus of the nanocomposite polymer films are better than the commercial bulk. The USD deposited nanocomposite polymer film comprises of PMMA and fumed silica nanoparticles is a promising candidate of solid-state electrolyte for EC windows application.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. National United Univ. (China)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1593089
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5K00-75114
Journal ID: ISSN 0032-3888
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Polymer Engineering and Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Polymer Engineering and Science; Journal ID: ISSN 0032-3888
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; polymer electrolyte; nanocomposite; PMMA; silica nanoparticles; mechanical; optical

Citation Formats

Li, Chi‐Ping, Tenent, Robert C., and Wolden, Colin A. Optical and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Films Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) and Fumed Silica Nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/pen.25312.
Li, Chi‐Ping, Tenent, Robert C., & Wolden, Colin A. Optical and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Films Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) and Fumed Silica Nanoparticles. United States. doi:10.1002/pen.25312.
Li, Chi‐Ping, Tenent, Robert C., and Wolden, Colin A. Tue . "Optical and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Films Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) and Fumed Silica Nanoparticles". United States. doi:10.1002/pen.25312.
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title = {Optical and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Films Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) and Fumed Silica Nanoparticles},
author = {Li, Chi‐Ping and Tenent, Robert C. and Wolden, Colin A.},
abstractNote = {Nanocomposite polymer films are prepared by using ultrasonic spray deposition (USD) technique through mixing polymethyl methacrylate as matrix and fumed silica nanoparticles as second phase in dimethyl carbonate solvent. Annealing procedure improves the film uniformity and optical transmission. The addition of fumed silica nanoparticles impedes the transmission of the electrolyte films due to agglomeration of fumed silica nanoparticles. Adding surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, disperses the fumed silica nanoparticles and retrieves the optical transmission of nanocomposite polymer films to around 90%. The hardness and elastic modulus of the nanocomposite polymer films are better than the commercial bulk. The USD deposited nanocomposite polymer film comprises of PMMA and fumed silica nanoparticles is a promising candidate of solid-state electrolyte for EC windows application.},
doi = {10.1002/pen.25312},
journal = {Polymer Engineering and Science},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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