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Sarac, AS; Serantoni, M; Tofail, SAM; Henry, J; Cunnane, V; McMonagle, JB
2005
April
Applied Surface Science
Characterisation of nanosize thin films of electrografted N-vinylcarbazole copolymers (P[NVCz-co-VBSA] and P[NVCz-co-3-MeTh]) onto carbon fibre AFM, XPS, and Raman spectroscopy
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nanosize polymer coatings random conductive copolymers carbon fibre AFM XPS Raman spectroscopy DIPOLE-MOMENT DERIVATIVES VIBRATIONAL-SPECTRA FORCE-FIELD CARBAZOLE PYRROLE THIOPHENE SERIES POLY(CARBAZOLE-CO-ACRYLAMIDE) 3-METHYLTHIOPHENE MICROELECTRODES
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N-Vinylcarbazole-containing random copolymers were electrochemically coated (grafted) onto micron-size carbon fibre by constant current electrolysis and the resulting nanosize thin films of polymers and copolymers were characterised using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Raman spectroscopy. The efficiency of the electrocopolymerisation process on the carbon fibre surfaces under preparative constant current electrolysis conditions, depending on experimental conditions, was evaluated in order to ascertain the effects of copolymer thickness, dopant and morphology. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
0169-4332
10.1016/j.apsusc.2004.09.095
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