Preparation and characterization of electrospun poly(2,5-dicyclohexylphenylene-1,4-ethynylene) (C24H30)n/poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) hybrid nanofibers
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We report the preparation of poly(2,5-dicyclohexylphenylene-1,4-ethynylene) (PDE)/poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) hybrid nanofibers by electrospinning technique. The hybrid nanofibers were characterized by a host of characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed a successful preparation of PDE/PEO composite nanofibers. The diameter of the hybrid nanofibers ranges between 500 and 1000 nm. The results showed that this kind of hybrid nanofibers could be a possible candidate in color display devices.
KeywordsAtomic Force Microscope Composite Nanofibers Electrospun Fiber Ethynylene Hybrid Fiber
The work was financially supported by the following organizations; African Laser Centre (ALC), Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET) and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. The Centre for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, is also appreciated for granting two of the authors (JAA and AA) leave of absence during the preparation of this work.
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