Formation of nanocomposite Langmuir-Blodgett alternate multilayers

CAPAN, R., HASSAN, A., NABOK, A. V., RAY, A. K., RICHARDSON, T. H., SIMMONDS, M. C. and SAMMON, C. (2003). Formation of nanocomposite Langmuir-Blodgett alternate multilayers. IEE Proceedings : Circuits, Devices and Systems, 150 (4), 367-371.

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Non-centrosymmetric alternate-layer Langmuir Blodgett (LB) films of stearic acid and eicosylamine molecules were treated with a twelve-hour-long exposure of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) experiments are carried out to monitor the change in optical properties of composite films. Structural analysis using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy give a positive identification of the presence of cadmium sulphide (CdS) nanoparticles after the treatment. Quasistatic measurements give smaller pyroelectric activity in H2S-gas-treated LB films than untreated ones.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Advanced Coatings and Composites Research Centre > Polymers, Composites and Spectroscopy Group
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Page Range: 367-371
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 11:21
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:30

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