Varying the wetting properties of polycarbonate substrate by varying the nanomolding temperature

Long Biao Huang, Yan Xu, Kai Leung Yung, Wei Chen, Yunchuan Xie, Jie Kong

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Abstract

Polycarbonate (PC) nanofibers were produced using anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) template assisted nanomolding. The effects of temperature on the nanoflow were investigated. It was found that higher temperature apparently enhanced the polycarbonate nanoflow and resulted in longer nanofibers in the same duration. The surface wettabilities of the polycarbonate nanofiber coated substrates showed apparent dependency on the morphology of the surface. It was found that larger honeycomb patterns would result in higher hydrophobicity than smaller honeycomb patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2126
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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